Why mommies need a "Me Time"7:36 PM
Not once have I been asked "Mommy Mauie, why The 24-Hour Mommy? Don't you ever get tired?" All of those people who asked are not moms that's why they cannot relate. I tell them, "yes, I do get tired" because I do especially on school days.
But you know, I keep myself sane because I'm the mom, the wife, and the over-all in charge of running our tiny household of four humans and two dogs. When things get really toxic, I go out and have my "me time." Just today, I went to the nail salon and had my nails painted blue!
Dr. Nadine Kaslow, who's a psychiatry professor at the Emory University and chief psychologist for the Grady Health System, gives three reasons why moms should have a "me time" every now and then:
- To take care of others, you should first take care of yourself. You'll just be like a car that won't move because there's no fuel. Don't tire yourself too much and relax whenever you can.
- Taking care of yourself will make you feel better about taking care of others. This way, you won't feel resentful that you're giving every minute of your time for the family yet getting nothing in return.
- Happy moms are more effective moms. You'll be less stressed and irritable because you're happy enough to shrug it all off. This especially applies to moms of active toddlers!
Being a mom is indeed a 24/7 job. But, as you can see in my blog header, there are still many things that I do part-time. By the way, I think this applies not only to moms but to dads as well.
When was the last time you had a date with yourself? I'd be glad to read about it!
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