Finding time for yourself is one of the most important things we can do yet it’s no surprise to anyone that we Moms often don’t do it.
Did you know that you really NEED to find even just a little time for yourself and on a regular basis?
So… how can you tell if you’re finding enough time for yourself?
There are some key clues that you’re NOT finding enough time for yourself and in this post I’m going to let you in on a few of my personal symptoms that I’m not making my personal time important.
Without fail, I will inevitably suffer from:
- Short temper (and I do mean SHORT)
- Feeling sick
- Lack of focus
- … and many more that I’ve forgotten
(Disclaimer: I’m not a medical doctor and don’t even play one on TV. These are my own personal symptoms and yours may be different. Not only that but if you experience one of these symptoms it may be a result of something totally different.)
What can you do to begin making time for yourself?
When you begin getting really short tempered take a time out. If you’re feeling anxious try to arrange a few hours away from the kids, the house, even your spouse.
Alone time means time for yourself… not with your spouse or kids.
The rest of those… headaches, dizziness, feeling sick, and lack of focus… while I’m not dispensing medical advice… I happen to know are some of my personal symptoms of not getting my alone time.
They’re a result of built-up tension which can be dissipated by getting away for just a little while by myself.
I know that advice sounds very simplistic and… for some of you… not very realistic.
“Just take a time out,” and you think, “Yeah, right”! But if you suddenly caught the flu you’d have no choice, would you. You’d be flat on your back and the world would go on without you.
Sometimes… especially if you’re anxious and not doing much good anyway… it may be in yours and everyone else’s benefit for you to take a break.
After that emergency break make every effort to include some time for yourself into each and every week… IN ADVANCE.
If you’d like to make time for yourself, but just don’t know HOW you can manage it… a good place to start would be to download my
You’ll get plenty of ideas you can implement immediately which will allow you to make time for yourself a priority in your life.
This is the eighth post in my “Home Time Management and Alone Time” series.
So… how are you going to implement this?
Go back to the “Home Time Management and Alone Time” series.
Mary Segers B.S., MSW
Your Home Time Management Expert, Coach, and Speaker
Helping You Reach Your Home Time Management Goals
… One Step at a Time
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