As a mother you’re probably spending the majority of your fall time taking the kids to school, participating in school events, and helping the kids with their school work. In fact, you’re probably such a giving mother that it’s hard to find time for yourself. Of course it’s important to be there for your kids when the school year begins, but what about taking care of yourself?
The key to a busy fall time is to find a balance of caring for others and also taking time out for you too. Here are five ways you can get away during the fall time because after all, you deserve time away so you can be the best mother there is.
Plan a Weekend Away with the Girls
If you’re feeling overwhelmed with many day-to-day tasks such as taking care of the kids, working, and more, nothing is a better stress reliever than getting away with the girls. Make a weekend trip with your girlfriends and go somewhere local or drive somewhere a few hours away. Wherever you decide to go, catching up with quality friends and creating new memories will revitalize you and you’ll be able to go back to a busy fall time with a clear head.
Request for a Mother’s Only Room
Everyone needs their own space and when you’re feeling overwhelmed, why not create a mother’s only room that ensures that you will get some time away when needed? Of course there are exceptions, such as if you have little ones that need constant caring for. But if your kids are old enough to look after themselves occasionally, creating a hideaway such as an office space with a comfy sofa or a library may be just what you need. Ask your kids and husband if you can have some personal space each evening just for an hour or two and you’ll feel more relaxed every single day.
Get a Pedicure and Manicure
Another way to feel relaxed and invigorated is by getting a pedicure, manicure, or both! Head to your nearest salon and treat yourself and you will definitely feel beautiful. Sometimes when its super crazy during the fall time getting away every few weeks and getting treated to a nice pedicure and manicure is just what the doctor ordered.
Go to a Weekly Class or Volunteer
Another way to take a break from it all is to find a hobby that you love. Of course being a mother is a full time job, but there are other hobbies you can enjoy too to ensure that you are well rounded. Take a weekly yoga class, or find an organization that you are passionate about. Volunteering will invigorate you and remind you about what matters most in life. In the same way yoga will help you reflect and remember what a beautiful mother, friend, and wife you are.
Go Shopping and Enjoy Some Retail Therapy
Going on a shopping spree every once in a while is a fun way to stay updated on all of the latest fashion trends and also gives yourself the opportunity to experience some retail therapy! Not only will you be able to shop a little for your kids, but you can remind yourself that it’s important to feel and look your best when it gets super busy during the fall time. Don’t forget to spoil yourself a little with pretty accessories, like a special bag from JP Lizzy :). Function beautifully!
How do you relax and get away from it all? Tell us about it in the comments!