So you’ve had a week, or a month or even a year (Do you like that reference right there?! Love Friends!) that has just been MEH. Right? I have.
So how do you re-set? Start over? Feel better as a Mom who’s always ON? Well, here’s my top 5 and if you follow me on IG, you saw my night out last night, which was AMAZING and so necessary!
5. Pick a solid 4-6 hour of time and block it. Find your babysitter or service, or grandma and grandpa or spouse and just block off your time. Don’t do this too far in advance, you never know what could pop up! Last minute is best 😉
4. Pick an activity that you find relaxing and schedule it 1-2 days before your planned time off. Manicure, pedicure, massage, dinner with friends, ice cream out, concert, whatever floats your boat. Sometimes it’s as simple as hanging out at Barnes and Noble with a chai tea latte to relax and feel “off duty.”
3. Wine down. Music up. Make sure your down time includes some wine to relax, or a cocktail of your choice with you favorite music. Take the edge off! If you don’t have time to do this when you go out, have a glass once you get home. Music is powerful and can help you relax!
2. Find your tribe. Text your friends or your Mom or Dad to say you’re off duty and find out what time works for a quick visit. Seeing your friends and family is a great way to reconnect and feel human!
1 Make yourself up. Put on your makeup, blow out your hair and find a cute outfit. You’ll feel so much better about yourself when you make yourself up.
It’s so important to get out, Moms! It reminds us of who we are, where we are going and why we are working so hard! We are better Moms when we have time off and can reconnect with the world. This may come in small chunks of time so make sure you take advantage of it!