Making Time for Mum

27 April, 2015

We mums have a difficult job on our hands.  We often wear many hats and are so busy that we can easily forget to make time for ourselves.  Many mums know the importance of taking time out but still argue that they just don’t have the time.


The truth is there often isn’t much time.  Modern family life is busy and there just don’t seem to be enough hours in the day, which leaves you with only one thing to do, and that is to make the time.  I know you may be thinking it’s not as easy as that, but it really is. 


If you come to terms with the fact that you will always be busy and that your life is hectic then you’ll have no choice but to make the time.  I’m not talking about a whole day (although it is advisable if you can manage it) but instead take 30 minutes or an hour here and there. 


Give yourself a little time to have a nice bath and read your favourite book or magazine.  You can go for a walk or to the gym or even treat yourself to a little pampering.  Or you can just sit back with a hot cup of coffee, some nice chocolate and think.  Whatever you choose to do doesn’t really matter; the important thing is that you make the time.


As a mum you have an important role in your family.  The mum is often the backbone of the family and helps to holds everything together.  Realize that your role is so important that you can’t afford not to take care of yourself. 


By taking a little time for yourself you can recharge your batteries and come back to your family with a fresh outlook.  You will not be the only one to benefit either.  Your partner and kids will benefit as well because you’ll feel better and just generally be more relaxed and happy. 


If you’re finding it difficult to make the time, talk to your husband or partner about it.  Let him know how important this is to you and try to come to an agreement that suits the whole family. Chances are your husband will be more than happy to let you have this time.


Pre-schedule a few times on your calendar and treat it as an appointment.  At first you don’t have to start with a lot of time.  Start with 30 minutes to go down to your local coffee shop or simply to curl up with a good book.


The bottom line is that by making time for yourself you are not only ensuring you are happier and more satisfied with your life, but you’ll also be teaching your children the importance of taking care and valuing themselves.  That’s definitely a good thing.  

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