As moms, we all crave "me time"...a few moments to de-stress, rejuvenate the mind and body, and find our balance again.
We all know--in theory anyway--how important it is to carve time out of our schedules for self care. But what do you actually WANT to do in those precious minutes of downtime? The idea of self care and preservation means something different to each of us. Some days we have an hour, other days we have five minutes to destress and compose ourselves.
Here are some ideas to inspire all those women out there searching for how to put the "Me" in "Mommy".
1. Get together with friends.
That's right...connect with friends and plan a mom playdate. Whether it's going out for a meal, getting together to watch your favorite show, or taking a walk around the block or to grab a coffee. Laughing and chatting with your friends is one of the best ways ever to recharge!
Move your coffee table and all the toys to the other side of the room and do some simple yoga and meditation for however many minutes you have to yourself. There's on-demand yoga, dvds, or pull up some exercises on your phone or computer if you can't get out to a class. Even some quick and simple stretches can make you feel renewed.