Finding ME Time as a parent is never easy. Parenting life in general. With 3 children and a husband, I am finding it hard to find a few minutes to myself. There is always something to do, from helping with homework, after school activities, a busy toddler, taking care of husband and my home. How can I find ME time?
All At Once
What has made things extra busy lately, is we are taking the kids to Disney for the first time and second, we are moving a week after we return! A bit crazy, but it just happened this way. I am starting to feel a bit claustrophobic, from all the moving boxes and luggages. But I am happy to say I am just about done packing for our trip and most things are packed for moving.
Taking A Break
Lately, I have been reading blog posts, about taking a break from blogging or just a break from life, in general. Sometimes we tend to overwork ourselves and it is totally fine to take a break. There is that saying, “work hard, play hard.” I definitely agree with that but you also need a reset for a fresh start. A healthy mind and a relaxed body works a lot better. Without rest, there is no energy to put in productive work. Only you know when you need a break. It could be a day off from work, cleaning, working out or even cooking!
When you need a break, take it! I am super exhausted with everything going on right now but I know I will be taking a much needed break! I am going to enjoy vacation and when I return I will be busy again with the move to our new place. However, the time will come to enjoy a day or two or 3 of me time. A reset for me starts with a walk. Enjoying my time outdoors, enjoying the fresh air and really enjoying my surroundings. Staring at a computer/phone for hours and being indoors for long periods of time is exhausting. Keeping a routine is great but we all need a break to do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!
How To Take a Break
- Spa Day
- Read a book
- Take a walk
- Watch a movie/show
- Play a board game
- Take a break from electronics
- Soak in the sun (now that it’s spring/)
How do you take a break and for how long?