{LIFE} Taking Some Mom Time: Finding Your Balance Between Household And Haven

*This post contains affiliate links to essential oils and other products I talk about in the post. Purchasing them here from my blog is no extra cost to you but I do earn a commission that helps in the cost of running this blog. Thanks for your support! Read full disclaimer here. Being a busy mom and running your household successfully is always going to be a fulltime job. Whether you head out to an office during the day, or not, there’ll always be something to do on your mind. Your list of daily tasks might seem never ending, because, ultimately, you want to ensure that your family are as happy as they can be. However, like most moms, you’ll probably be putting everyone else’s needs before your own, on a regular basis. While this is perfectly normal, and your actions will only come from the love you have for everyone under your roof; it’s crucial that you ensure you prioritize some time for yourself too. Everyone (and, moms more than most) needs some time out to clear their head, unwind, and recharge so that they can carry-on with plenty of pep in their step.

Fortunately, there are plenty of simple things you can do to ensure that you’ve allocated some mom-time. Better yet, momtime can consist of pretty much anything that you want, as long as you enjoy it, and it allows you to ease the stresses of running your beautiful household and raising your family. You’ll need time to clear your head, relax, and recharge, without the distraction of what you need to grab from the supermarket and who needs picking-up from their after school activities this week. The following are some ideas, inspiration, and advice, for busy moms who need to schedule in more time for themselves so that they can get a regular boost to take on family life.

Book-In A Bath

Next time you’re bathing your little ones, or you’re cleaning the bathroom; work out an hour or so, when you can enjoy a good soak in your tub and a pamper session (and, make sure it’s a regular occurance). It can be a challenge to remember than your bathroom is just as much yours, as everyone else’s, and you can utilize it to unwind and relax, and not just for a quick shower each day. Make sure everyone in the house knows when it’s time to leave you to it, and not disturb. Pamper yourself from head to toe; you can treat yourself to a face mask and some new bath oils or bubbles. Pop a clean, fluffy towel on the rail so that you can sink into comfort with your fresh skin, clean ears, and shiny hair. You can continue by taking some time to paint your nails, style your hair, and moisturizing your skin. Indulge in things that you’re unable to do each morning due to time constraints, and really make the most of it. You’ll not only be feeling fresh, hygienic, and clean, but, your body will be at ease, and your mind will be feeling relaxed. If you find it a challenge to fully switch-off; distract yourself with a great book or magazine, or watch a couple of Netflix shows that your partner just isn’t that into. Remember, it’s your time; you can enjoy whatever you want. You’ll sleep well, and wake-up feeling refreshed, confident, and positive about your days ahead.

Get Out Of The House

A change of scene is important for everyone. So, even a couple of hours in a fresh setting, away from your usual chores and jobs, is a great way to reset and ensure that your health and wellbeing are taken care-of. It doesn’t matter if it’s during the day, or evening, if your go alone, or meet-up with a friend or more; just make sure that it’s scheduled-in, the kids are being looked-after, and you can do it on a regular basis. Heading out for a walk in your local park, before grabbing a coffee, is a simple, yet effective way to get a change of scene, and enjoy some quality mom-time. Again, there’s always the option to take something to read, or you can utilize that time to catch-up with friends or family members you’ve missed so that switching-off and focusing on something else is a breeze. Setting a date to go for dinner or watch a movie will give you something to look forward to; you’ll be able to change your outfit, and your scenery so that you’re breaking-up the routine, and things won’t get mundane anytime soon. Ensuring that you have your own time and space to breathe, away from your daily responsibilities, will ensure that you’re given enough of a boost to tackle whatever a busy family life has to throw at you. Therefore, always make an effort, with yourself, you totally deserve it!

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