While no self-respecting mum is going to abandon her family to look after itself, that doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with taking some “me time” every now and then. Here are some suggestions on how you can do just that.
Discover More About Yourself
Running a home, going out to work and raising a family doesn’t leave much time for musing on the bigger picture; your life vision. Sometimes, it’s good to remind yourself of what goals you have. To get you focused in on those, try having an online tarot reading. Even if think you already know what you want in life, a tarot reading can be an interesting and enlightening experience. The insights that the reader provides you with might lead you to re-evaluate which of your various life plans mean the most to you.
Start an Evening Class
Making a regular commitment to an evening class may feel hard to fit into a busy schedule but will give you a much-needed break from your usual routine. Lots of community colleges and schools open their doors in the evening and the classes available cover a huge range of subjects.
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Set Yourself a Fitness Goal
Many of us would like to be fitter, but in order to stay motivated, it’s a good idea to set a target to reach. For instance, if you usually do about 20 lengths when you have a swim, work on building that up to 40 lengths. Commit to going a certain number of times per week and give yourself a realistic timeframe to achieve the increase in distance.
Or, if you decide to take up running, have a running goal to aim for. For example, you could train to take part in a 5-mile fundraiser run. Running is great as you can do it anywhere, without the need to stick to exercise class times or pool schedules. However, joining a running club or teaming up with a friend will help keep you motivated on those days that you don’t have the willpower to go on your own.
Whatever you choose to do to make time for yourself, it’s going to be beneficial. It does us all good to have a break from the norm. It also means that when you come back to your other roles in life - mum, wife, friend, colleague - you’ll be refreshed and reinvigorated for whatever challenges your day holds.