Why Moms Need to Take Regular Breaks for Themselves Without Guilt
Finding joy in parenting comes down to taking more regular breaks for yourself to do the things you enjoy without feelings of guilt.
We can't run on an empty tank forever, eventually that ship sinks in we find ourselves drowning in the trenches of parenting burnout.
When your a mom who is running on burnout it is extremely hard to give your family the love that you want because you simply are touched out, done giving, ready to be left alone.
You know why you crave that because that is exactly what you need.
More time for yourself.
Moms who take regular breaks for themselves find more joy in their life because they have routines in place that prioritize their wellness alongside of their family's needs.
If you want to get back to a place of joy then begin making yourself a priority again by finding small pockets of time where you can tend to yourself.
What Will Change If I Prioritize Myself?
Everything will change in your life when you start to put yourself on the list of things to do.
It doesn't have to be an extravagant change to get more time for yourself, instead, it needs to be small changes to your daily routine.
Find ways to take short cuts like having activities prepared to keep littles entertained while you get a moment to yourself or create easy meals with a prep routine to make meal time easier.
Get in the routine of carving out 3 time blocks morning, noon, and night where you shift your focus to yourself and tend to your own needs.
This might look like enjoying a quick morning meditation before the kids wake up.
A gentle workout in the afternoon outside while the kids play.
Then a simple self care pamper routine in the evening to unwind.
Begin romanticizing your life by bringing more awareness to the present moment and fully embracing the joy of simple things like reading a good book, going for a walk, enjoying your favorite drink, doing a meditation, or making yourself a nourishing meal to enjoy.
Take more time to create a cozy environment for you and your family.
Learn to cultivate a home that supports your wellness and promotes a sense of calmness and relaxation through simple touches that bring you joy.
Why Do Moms Need Regular Breaks?
You need a regular break because being a homemaker is a demanding role that requires self discipline, patience, and the ability to give to others even when you feel completely depleted.
You mental health matters and your children want a mom that feels joy.
You can create that for yourself by simply taking regular breaks to relax without the guilt.
Do more activities you enjoy and release stress by creating a daily routine that actually includes you.
You don't need permission to to take a break.
Simply reflect on the small things that bring you joy and begin making the habit of taking regular breaks for yourself to cultivate a life you love alongside of motherhood.
Begin here to take a quiet moment for yourself: