During the craziness of raising kids it is so important for moms to remember to take care of yourself! It only took me 3 years of being a mom to figure this out on my own. It was so difficult for me to do something for myself when I first became a mother, I literally took my baby with me everywhere I had to go, even the dentist. I was too anxious about anyone else taking care of my baby, because only I as the mother knew exactly what do to…… or so I thought. After years of doing this I eventually began to burn out and started to feel a bit lost on who I was as an individual. I was so wrapped up in taking care of the kids that I forgot to take care of myself in the process and it was starting to show. So one day I decided to start taking some me time and also taking better care of myself as I was starting to look pretty sloppy.
Here are some ways that I take some me time when the kids are napping even if I only takes 15 minutes, trust me it makes a difference.
1.) Nightly face wash routine with toner, anti aging face cream, Heaven knows I will thank my future self 15 years from now for this!
2.) Take a bubble bath, try it during your kids nap time and enjoy the silence.
3.) I enjoy reading a book and drinking coffee so I try to do this in the morning before the kids wake up.
4.) Painting your nails, either go to a salon and get this done or do it yourself at home.
5.) I love decorating, so going online and search on decorating websites for some inspiration for my next project.
6.) Exercising, I try to do something physically active at least 3 days a week. I need to be able to keep up to my busy kids!
Whatever you enjoy doing, take the time and do it! Make yourself a priority, you will be a better wife, mother, and individual.