what do you do for you?

Mums often put themselves at the bottom of the list when it comes to being looked after. It can be just the way it happens – we love our kids, we look after them and their needs, we can be juggling work, we remember appointments, we can plan ahead, we can be dealing with guilt and wanting to get it right. we can be happy and fulfilled and we can be truly exhausted from mumming.

All of this stuff still needs doing but what do you do for you?

It doesn’t have to be anything big or expensive but every mum deserves a bit of headspace and a chance to relax and be off duty.

Your you time could be…

taking a bath (on your own), reading a book, going for a walk, meeting friends, going for a run or to the gym, going to a class, going for a swim, having a massage, going to the movies, being left on your own to just potter about the house.

It could be anything you enjoy but the important thing is that you have some time and some space to put you first – even if it’s for half an hour at a time.

Some time for you can help you feel refreshed, it can make you feel valued and happy, it can give you some calm among the times of chaos, it reduces stress,  it can give you the energy to juggle some more and it stops you from getting burnt out.

So what do you do for you?

About Janine 574 Articles
I am an antenatal teacher, doula, baby massage instructor, postnatal educator, life coach, writer, mum, wife, friend and, sometimes, just me. As an experienced and qualified practitioner, I specialise in pregnancy, birth and early parenting - my aim is to listen, inform, support and reassure when needed. I have worked with parents since 2002 and I set up Birth, Baby & Family in 2011 to provide good information, a different perspective and links to the best products and services for families. I set up the Birth, Baby & Family Centre in 2014 to provide a welcoming, friendly and supportive space for parents across Tyneside.

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