“Being a Mum is a full-time job”. I need a break”. “I never knew how much work would go into raising a little human”. “I’m so exhausted all the time!” “I just need to unwind.”
These are just a few of the sentences that fly around when my mummy friends and I get together for our regular venting sessions. And they’re all true.
Being a mum is a thankless job that leaves your heart so full, your body and mind constantly working, and your desire for a moment to “unwind” at the top of your weekly agenda.
The great thing is, it’s okay to take the much-needed breaks. It’s alright to get away from your little loves so that you can come back a well-refreshed mummy that has even more love to pour into your kids.
Here Are Some Ideas To Help You Unwind
A Girl’s Get Together Once A Month
The beauty of being a woman is the support and love that surrounds us from our fellow sisters.
This could either be other mummy friends, or your childhood best friend. But, there truly isn’t a better feeling than being able to feel free from your responsibilities. Even if just for a few hours over lunch and a glass of wine with the ladies.
Give Yourself 30 Minutes A Day, To Pursue Your Passion Or A New Hobby
You know that thing that you think about every time you’re busy fulfilling your daily tasks? Or that YouTube video that you watched and thought, “I wish I could learn how to do this?” Well, do it.
For only thirty minutes in a day. Because, as long as you feed into the things that you really enjoy doing, you will find that your children will also benefit, just by watching you do the things you love.
Take A Sunday Drive Out Of Town
Although this is an activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family, every once in a while, do it for yourself too.
With travel restrictions in place, this is the opportune time for you to discover hidden gems – go for a massage in a nearby town, blast your favourite tunes, sing at the top of your lungs and just breathe on a sunny, Sunday afternoon.
Cook Your Favourite Hearty Meal To Unwind
Yes, moms, it’s okay to take a break from worrying about whether yourself and your little ones are getting enough nutrition. Chances are, they probably are.
We all have that one meal that we know is insanely bad for us; cheesy pasta, a double burger with fries, a yummy large pizza. There’s no need to spend hours searching for recipes, check out our Food Section for easy to make recipes.
Here’s a roundup of childfree mum-cations and family-friendly events happening in October and November, to help you unwind, Mum. You deserve it.