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Being a mama is one of the best jobs in the world, and we wouldn’t change it for the world, but you know what? Being a mom is hard, like really hard. You have a million balls to juggle from getting the kids up and dressed each morning, to chauffeuring them around to their after-school activities and playdates. Not to mention, keeping the house clean, and you know, holding down a job of your own. It’s a lot, and it means that us dedicated mommies are prone to churning out once in a while.
So, yes us moms need to recharge our batteries once in awhile if we are to stay sane and continue to keep on top of managing not only our own lives but the lives of our whole family as well. Here are some great ways to do that…
Take a Walk
If you don’t have time to jet off and lay in the sun on some tropical island (who does anyway?), then fear not because simply taking 20 minutes out of your day to go for a walk around the block could be enough to give you some headspace and get you back in the game.
Meditating even just for 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes in the evening (I’m sure you can find at least that much time) will refresh you in body, mind, and spirit. Recharging your batteries and leaving you better able to cope with the tears and tantrums that are part of being a mom. If meditation isn’t your thing (like for myself), alone time in your prayer closets can work wonders. Sometimes we’re too busy to call on Jesus, we only remember Him when we’re in crisis mode. But ongoing prayer could just help prevent a crisis mode altogether.
Go on Retreat
If you can find the time, going to retreat can help. Whether it be Christian retreats, a yoga retreat or even some time spent in seclusion in a cabin in the woods, will reinvigorate you and make you realize what’s really important in your life. If you’re thinking that it sounds great, but you can’t leave the kids for a week, many retreat centers have summer programs for kids. So you can take them along and they’ll be busy while you reconnect and recharge.
Also Related: It Takes a Village…to Have a Mommy Break
Read a Good Book
When the kids have gone to bed, sink into a comfy chair, put your feet up and read a good book. You’ll be transported to a whole different world where your everyday worries will evaporate, for a while at least, lol.
Yes, seriously. Adult coloring books have become big business in recent years. And that’s because they demand just the right amount of relaxed attention to take your mind off things and keep you busy in a pleasing sort of way. If you struggle with meditation, give the coloring a try instead – they’re benefits are very similar.
If you don’t already, take up exercising. It’ll get those endorphins flowing and allow you to blow off some steam. If you do exercise, try switching it up a bit by trying something new for similar effects.
I hope these tips help you get back some me time and recharge your batteries so that you feel better and you’re able to even better in the mommy department (if that’s even possible).