The other day I pulled up to my job and just sat in my car for a few extra minutes trying to get myself mentally prepared to enter the building. I sung along with the radio, read my daily devotional, and even wrote my FB post for the morning before getting out of the car. It was not that I did not want to go to work, but that I couldn’t remember the last time that I wasn’t doing something. As a wife, mother, full time employee, part-time employee, and daughter of a parent with health concerns life seems to always be going. No matter how many vacations I take or days off I get, I still always feel as if my light switch is clicked on. I’m sure that there are many other moms that can relate to this.
I was laid in bed thinking….. how can busy women realistically switch off? It’s easy to say take regular breaks, but breaks could break our households; especially for single mom. Many women don’t have time to walk away for even a day, so we have to find reasonable ways to steal ourselves small moments to have to ourselves.
Here is a list of a few ideas of things you can do alone:
1. Take a lunch alone
2. A mid day movie on your own
3. Find a yoga group to decompress at
4. Take extra time in the car between pickups and drop offs
5. Read a book for pleasure
6. Find a hobby you can enjoy on your own
7. Go for a walk
8. Window shop
9. Get a massage
10. Bike riding
11. Fitness classes
12. Take a fun class at Community College
If you noticed, all the above suggestions are things that you are able to complete on your own. That’s because it’s very important for you to find time to connect with yourself. We spend most of our day connecting with everyone else. It’s imperative to do things that we can do no matter who doesn’t show up, or agree with our choices. No matter how much time you have ladies, build in a little extra time for yourselves.
– Kristina – Kristopher’s Mom