Saturday, February 14, 2015

Mom Alone Time: Best Ways to Get One

It is not easy to be a mother 24/7, year in and year out. It can be a source of joy and stress at the same time. According to experts in psychology. moms need some alone time in order to be truly happy with motherhood and to keep their sanity intact.

You need not engage in fancy activities in order to experience alone time. There are simple and small ways which you do at home to feel relaxed, relieved and revitalized. They are as follows.

1) Take naps. Naps are necessary in regaining your strength. If you are well rested, you will be able to tackle any task effectively and quickly. Decide what time you're going to take a nap during the day. You can have two short breaks to nap (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) or one long break after lunch. It is important to brief your kids about your naptime details (its exact time and place) and the rules they need to observe while you're resting.

2) Let your spouse take charge. Talk to your spouse and explain to him when you need to be alone. After setting the date, explain to him the things he need to prepare and do while caring for the kids. If you don't have a spouse, ask help from your family and friends.

3) Make use of stolen moments. It's good to plan your alone time. However, opportunities for some alone time may come unexpectedly and you must be quick enough  to seize them. For example, you can sit down and listen to relaxing music while your kids are on a field trip or simply playing at your neighbor's.

Alone time has many surprising benefits to us moms. If you're keen to experience these benefits, prioritize and commit to your alone time starting today.