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Do you struggle to find time for yourself?
As moms we are naturally programmed to look out for everyone else. To take care of our children and our spouse.
We cook the meals, do the laundry, clean the home and so much more. Some of you homeschool your children.
Some of you are stay at home moms. Other’s work the 9-5 to help support the financial well being of your family.
As Moms we are busy, very busy.
I am sure you have used the phrase “there needs to be more hours in the day”. We all get the same 24 hours to organize and do what needs to be done.
Include in there the need for sleep. A friend of ours used the phrase “I have come out of the baby fog.” I am sure you can understand what she means.
Those sleepless nights where you are caring for a new baby and trying to care for yourself at the same time.
I am pretty sure there is a mommy fog.
In between shuttling children to activities, cooking, cleaning, preparing items for the next day, laundry, dishes, cleaning up the toys, work and school.
It is totally understandable that moms are tired and are having trouble finding time to rest and relax. Or find time to exercise or learn a new skill or take up a creative activity or visit with friends.
Finding time for you is important.
You are only one person and you deserve to be your best self.
My husbands grandmother once said to me (in my very overworked state) “you can only be and do so much. You need to take care of you so you are strong enough to take care of everyone else.”
She was right! And I am sure she knew how I felt, she has 7 children of her own.
Finding time in our busy schedule to rest or to workout or to be creative is important.
So how do you do it? How do you find time in a very busy schedule for a few minutes for yourself?
You make time, you have to. Waking up in the morning 15 to 30 minutes earlier allows for a great time to workout or to read or to journal.
That few minutes to yourself while the house is still quiet and the children are still in bed can be just what you need.
Or if you are a bit of a night owl you may find the perfect time after you have tucked everyone in for the night.
Some of you may need to schedule yourself time. I have had to make time for rest and time to workout. My sanity and my health are important.
So is yours. I found this great FREE 2018 Weekly Household Planner. I printed it off and placed it in a binder and added tabs per month.
Now I can schedule all of my activites, my husbands activities, our sons activities and all the places and things we need to do.
Time to schedule and take care of mom time.
Compile your household binder month by month so you can keep track of your finances and your activities. Making sure you schedule in time for you.
Frugal mom time activities.
The first frugal activity that comes to mind is coffee and a good book or a simple nap. Are you looking for frugal fitness ideas to help with your health? If you are check these out.
What about scheduling in time with friends or your spouse or an art class or time to journal? All of these items might be important to you.
Pencil them into your planner. Adding time for yourself and doing what you enjoy is hard at first but it is important.
If the schedule and times you pencil in don’t work the first time, move things around until they do. Make your health a priority.
You do need to take care of yourself so you can take care of everyone else.
Remember to power down.
Take time away from the electronics. In today’s day and age of technology we are surrounded by electronic devices.
Cell phones, tablets, computers, music to help wake us up, lighting and music to help us unwind.
It is important to take the time to power down and spend time doing what you love.
Remember to stress less and enjoy the small things.
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