Motherhood can make you busy for almost twenty-four hours daily serving people.
But as a mother, you are always busy preparing meals, doing laundry, making toys, often working outside of the home, and more. If you check the motive, you will realize that nearly everything that you are doing is only meant to satisfy others. Well, love makes you do so. However, it would help if you also had time for yourself. It makes you a better mother and spouse. Many benefits await you when you find time for yourself.
Importance of Finding Time for Yourself
It would be a great lie if you claimed that you have already known yourself. Learning about self is a full-time duty that you cannot ignore. As you grow and interact with different situations, you tend to change. It is inevitable whether you like it or not. You, therefore, need time to know the changes you have gone through so that you can respond to them appropriately.
When you sit alone, you tend to reflect a lot. You would want to know why lately you respond harshly to issues of life. You also would want to know why your husband and children have a changed relationship with you. Maybe you are the problem. This might sound not very pleasant, but it might be the truth. However, you don’t have to blame yourself for every mess in the family. Discover yourself and respond appropriately.
Get back the energy
What time do you wake up? You probably wake up earlier than any other person in your home. You are most likely not waking up to watch some movie or have any fun. You are definitely up early to prepare breakfast for the family, prepare your kids for school, and get ready for work yourself. Once they leave, you have laundry to do, utensils to clean, and pretty much work to do before you go to work. Perhaps you are left behind with a toddler who needs your full-day attention.
You need time to rest and probably gain the energy required for the next day. I know you are wondering where on earth you are to get the time to rest. Well, you need to have an effective plan and try as much as possible to multitask. Let your “me time” be part of your plan.
If you are employed, you even have more tasks. It does not hurt to get someone to come in and help you with some basic chores, like general cleaning in the house.
Have you thought about what you can do for yourself if you had some free time? This is the time to use to develop your talents and hobbies. If you love artwork, make use of the free time to make some home décor artwork. It satisfies.
During your free time, get to your closet and see what you need. Do you need some new clothes, jewelry or beauty products? This is the time to shop for them. Search online for what you need to make you look and feel better. Prioritize the time that is yours to make you the best you can be.
Learn new things
Learning never stops. Presently, you don’t need to get back to school and sit in class to learn. Multiple resources are available online for any learner. In choosing what to learn about, you need to know what you are passionate about, or what can give you the right knowledge for healthy living. A mother requires some basic knowledge about psychology and relationship management. These are some of the things you can learn.
Alternatively, you can advance your study to an undergraduate degree, masters, or doctorate. You only appear in class for some exams. In some colleges, you don’t attend class at all.
It is essential to find time for yourself as a mom. It does not make you a selfish mother. If anything, the more you develop, the better mother you become. You don’t need to be lacking in anything just because you are a mother. Motherhood is a blessing. Get the “me time” daily as a mom.