Making Time for Yourself Benefits the Entire Family

Mom Relaxes and ReadsAs a mom, you have a difficult job on your hands.  You often wear many hats and are so busy that you can easily forget to make time for yourself.  You know the importance of taking time out but may argue that you 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 favorite 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.

You have an important role in your family.  You are often the backbone of the family and help  to hold  everything together.  Accept that your role is so important that you can’t afford to allow your health and well-being slide.

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.  Share how important this is to you and try to come to an agreement that suits the whole family. Chances are your partner will be more than happy to assist you in making 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 reason to make sure your needs are met.

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