Finding time for yourself will help you feel more balanced, happy and will make you a better mother and a professional. While it may be difficult to have personal time when you are a working mother, it is not impossible. Me time for all of us means a different thing; it can be a date night, or it can involve sport activities, a coffee or lunch with your girlfriends. Basically, it is a summation of all the things you used to be able to do freely and enjoy before having kids.
I am a firm believe that you need to continue to find time for yourself and your preferred actives whether those are hobbies, quality time spent with your significant other or any other interest that you might have. Make sure that you do what makes you happy as that will reflect on how well you do in your job and how you cope with being a mother. I personally find that sports and yoga in particular help me become a better mother and a better person. Go out and practice your hobbies or find out new interests and activities. Life needs to be a balancing act. When we work too much or spend too much time on everyone else, we tend to forget to take care of ourselves.
The first step in the right direction is to master time management and to create a schedule where you can enter the activities you would like to include. That would allow you to block a particular evening for a dinner date or to encourage yourself to substitute your lunch break at work for an hour of yoga or whatever it might be that you would love to do but can’t find the time to do it. For some it might be easier to dedicate time in the morning, for others during the evenings, or why not lunch time when you can get away from work and all children are obviously being taken care of. Get up earlier that particular day if you think you would need extra time. My personal trick is to make it make sure that you start doing it and then once it is in your schedule it is easier to keep up with it.
Remember to take care of yourself.
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