Parenting can be hard sometimes!
When the alarm goes off super early, or the kids come into your room at ridiculous o'clock, it's normal to want to pull the blankets up over your head and nod back off to sleep. But for most people, this isn't an option.
But what you can do is consciously schedule a little bit of time into your day, and set this aside, just for you. Decide on doing something that you love, find that little bit of time, and do it. Make self-care a regular (if not daily) priority.
Even if it's a 10-minute stretch, a phone-call to a friend, reading a few chapters of your book, taking a walk around the block, or scheduling a weekend sleep-in. Whatever it is that makes you happy. And if you can't manage to do something every day, aim for at least 3-4 times a week. As the saying goes: you can't pour from an empty cup! Setting aside regular quality time will restore the balance and reap huge benefits, not just for you, but for your family as well. We promise!
We know that "filling our cups" looks different for everyone. Whether you're an active relaxer who enjoys an online workout or someone who prefers meditating in a completely silent space, do whatever's right for you. Here are a few of our ideas for self-care and setting some time aside for yourself: