As a mom you care for your kids every single day of their life. This doesn’t mean you have to be around them all the time. Moms need a break too sometimes. You need time to talk to other adults, especially other moms, or sometimes just some time alone. Here are some things you can do when you can sneak in time without parenting.
Take a Walk
It’s good to get outdoors, whether you’re taking a walk around town or getting out to the park. Just thirty minutes brisk walking each day can lower your blood pressure and help prevent a stroke. Walking also boosts your energy and makes you feel good. It’s also a good way to clear your mind, and stop thinking about your family for a little while.
Do Some Coloring
Adult coloring is all the rage and there are very good reasons why. Medical studies show that coloring is therapeutic. It slows down your heart rate, lowers your blood pressure, helps you focus and boosts your creativity. In fact, it has pretty much the same effects as meditating does. And now you can enjoy all the benefits of coloring right there on your mobile device thanks to Apalon Apps for Android.
Start a Book Club
A book club is a great way to meet and hang out with other moms without having to talk about kids all the time. Members meet on a weekly basis, and you can take turns at holding the meetings at each other’s homes. Each week or two one member picks a book for you all to read, and at the next meeting you discuss your thoughts on it.
Join a Family Fitness Center
Find a Family Fitness Center near you. These facilities have a fully equipped gym and also provide child care, so you can work out while your child is having fun. It’s a great way to stay fit and have some time to yourself.
While You’re Cleaning
If you find yourself spending most of your spare time, while your young child is napping, catching up on household chores, you can also use this time to do something enjoyable like listening to your favorite music or listening to an audiobook.
Take a Bubble Bath
Turn on some soft music, fill the tub with bubbly water and light some aromatic candles. A soak in the tub will sooth away all your aches and pains and all the stress that has been building up over the past few days. Put some aromatherapy oil in your bath water for some extra healing effects.
Pick Up a Hobby
Choose a hobby that is easy to pick up if you have a ten-minute window, one that you can put down again just as quickly, such as crochet, knitting or gardening.
If your kids are asleep or on a playdate, don’t waste a second of your free time. Take advantage of it as much as you can and enjoy your ‘me time.’