I love being a mom. It’s the most rewarding job I’ve ever had. BUT, after a long day of listening to screaming kids, having snotty noses wiped on my shirt and hearing the words “But Why?” for the hundredth time, I NEED to recharge my batteries. I need some Mommy Me Time.
As I was brainstorming for this article a saw a tweet pass by in my stream. I quickly went back to read it again. I messaged Tara for her permission to use the tweet, and she was thrilled to have me include it.
Every mom needs some time to rejuvenate.
Here are 25 ideas (in no particular order) for Me-Time:
1.) Take a nap
2.) Go for a walk or run
3.) Listen to music with earphones
4.) Get a pedicure, manicure or massage
5.) Read a book
6.) Go out with the girls
7.) Take a hot shower or bubble bath
8.) Hit the local library or bookstore
9.) Call a friend
10.) Go to the gym or practice some yoga at home
11.) Write, draw or color a picture
12.) Enjoy a mug of tea
13.) Visit a greenhouse of florist shop
14.) Watch a movie
15.) Scrapbook or look through old photographs
17.) Crochet, quilt, or sew
18.) Spend some time in meditation/prayer
19.) Perform a random act of kindness
20.) Do a crossword puzzle or word search game
21.) Feed the birds
22.) Enjoy a glass of wine
23.) Starbucks or Tim Horton’s anyone?
24.) Go on a date with your man
25.) Organize your closet
What do you do for me-time?
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