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Why Moms Should Take Time For Themselves Without the Guilt


Most moms spend all of their time taking care of someone else and their needs.  Many times moms overlook their own needs because they are so focused on everyone else.  While it sounds simple enough, moms really struggle with being able to find the time that they need for themselves.  Sometimes they might even feel guilty if they are doing something for themselves rather than someone else.

Signs That You Might Be a Burnt Out Mom

When moms start to feel burnt out they are more likely to make bad decisions.  They are also more likely to react in negative ways with their children.  The following are some signs that you might be burnt out as reported by Today.

  • You find yourself feeling upset and frustrated over everything.
  • You always feel guilty and have doubts about decisions you make.
  • You are always tired and have no motivation.
  • You can not remember the last time that you felt happy or joyful.
  • Sometimes it feels as though you are just going through the motions rather than really living.
  • You have trouble sleeping, losing weight, or being able to accomplish simple tasks. 

If you are experiencing these, then you need to make time for yourself.

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2 Reasons You Need to Take Time for Yourself

Moms who take time for themselves are healthier.  – Taking time for yourself as a mom is important so that you can be your best for your family.  Not only are moms physically healthier when they take time for themselves, but they are also mentally healthier.

You set a good example for your kids when you take care of yourself. – Children who have moms who take care of themselves are more likely to take care of themselves.  Moms who exercise regularly have children who are more active. 

5 Tips to Take the Time You Need 

Of course, it can be a challenge to find time for yourself when you are a mom.  The following are some tips that can help you carve out the time that you need. 

Think Small 

While the full spa day sounds like the perfect way to get rejuvenated, it does not work for most.  Visiting the Heat Lounge is a great way that you can take the time that you need.

Have A Girls Night 

Girls nights are great for moms.  They are a great way for you to connect with other moms.  You can talk about the struggles that you share. 

Join the Gym 

Exercising is a great way to spend some me time.  Not only do you get to be alone, but you can also reduce your levels of stress and anxiety.

Date Nights Help Couples Connect 

Many times married couples struggle with being able to have a strong relationship.  Having regular date nights is crucial to having a solid relationship.  Single moms can start their dating adventure online and move to the point where they are going out a few times each month.

Have Quiet Time 

Even if it is not possible for you to get out of the house alone, you should have some time alone each day.  Quiet time can be 5 minutes where you use relaxation techniques like deep breaths.

Moms need time for themselves just like everyone else does.  Your family gains amazing benefits when you take the time that you need.


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kungphoo March 4, 2015 - 1:24 am

I think that every mom needs to take some time for themselves.. I tell this to my wife all the time!

Robin (Masshole Mommy) March 4, 2015 - 1:29 am

I take time for myself every single day and don’t feel bad at all. It makes me a better wife and mom.

Ruby Benz March 4, 2015 - 4:09 am

I just took time after work coz I’m always tired…working is sometimes stressful especially if you are working with unprofessional people..lolz!

The Pinterested Parent March 4, 2015 - 10:13 am

I actually just wrote a post similar to this topic, but from a goofier angle. Lol! We definitely need time for ourselves. We do get burnt.

Maggie March 4, 2015 - 12:28 pm

I have been a burnt out mom for the past 11 years lol. I’m going to try to make a commitment to make more time for myself.

DaytodayMOMents March 4, 2015 - 1:53 pm

So true! I don’t have much time to myself but I literally lock myself in the room and ask for a break every once in a while. Lol

Dhemz Apdian - Dias March 5, 2015 - 12:07 am

ME time is what I enjoy most…these are great and beneficial for all the moms out there!

crystal March 5, 2015 - 1:38 am

I hate getting upset easy!

Rosey March 5, 2015 - 4:01 am

This is such a good post. Moms really do need time for themselves. Everyone does. 🙂

Eliz Frank March 5, 2015 - 11:54 am

We definitely need ME time refresh and rejuvenate ourselves. When moms keep going without time for self, it creates havoc in the home as stress levels increase and melt downs can happen quickly.

TweenselMom March 6, 2015 - 4:07 am

yes, gym time is a me time for me. I have to work on that part again.


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