Our lives revolve around our kids. Parenting is tough and it’s okay sometimes to feel overwhelmed and want to get away from it. Here are some things I do to re-energize myself in the time I get time away from my son.
1. Movies –
Nothing can help one unwind better than a good movie and getting lost in the reel world. I’m a big movie buff and love catching a mushy movie, a wild chick flick, a serious drama or a light comedy in the theatre or on Netflix / Amazon Prime.
2. Me time –
This can mean different things to different people. Everyone should identify what works for them. It can be therapeutic for some to let off steam through writing, curling up with a good book or getting pampered in a salon / spa. I try all of these things depending on my mood.
3. A short trip –
I love taking short trips alone or with my girl gang while my husband / parents or in-laws cheerfully step in to support in my absence.
4. Date night –
Dressing up and going out on a romantic date is a stress buster and mood enhancer. It also keeps the ‘spark’ alive. I find that this strengthens my bond with my husband and creates fond memories to look back on later.
5. Retail therapy –
Shopping cures many ills. With online shopping, anything you yearn for is just a click away. I personally prefer a trip to the mall and even window shopping without an actual purchase elevates my mood and frees my mind.
While these activities help rejuvenate, it’s good to have a hobby to concentrate on a couple of hours each day to take one’s mind off the primary role as a mother and caregiver. Without undermining our wonderful mommy role, it is important to invest in ourselves and do things that make us happy. Once the nest is empty these pursuits will help us remain engaged.
So identify your relaxing activity and share with me. I would love to hear from you in the comments below!
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This write-up is on the prompt for Week 2 – 5 ways to energize yourself when you are exhausted of parenting.