As a mom we know that most of our day is devoted to everything and anything but ourselves. It is so important to make time for yourself each day. When you have dishes in the sink, laundry to fold and kids that still need a bath you might be dreaming of a relaxing bubble bath but how often do you actually do it? If you are like me the answer is never!
We all know that it is important to take care of yourself and enjoy life but being a mom makes it hard to find the time. The word selfish has a negative connotation but it’s really not. As a mom we are used to taking care of everyone else but ourselves. To be the best mom you can be you need to be happy, strong and healthy! To make this happen you need to be a little selfish each day to spend time on recharging YOU!
There are so many ways that you can rejuvenate yourself. This month Fit4Mom set up a challenge, do one thing for yourself a week in hopes that these practices will soon be done daily when you realize how refreshing it is! A few of the activities to choose from are; a massage, reading, spending time with friends, writing in a journal and taking a bath. Fit4Mom realizes how important taking care of yourself it is to allow you to be a better mom.
Part of the Fit4Mom program is to incorporate a Mom’s Night Out monthly to enjoy with the other moms in our group. The Mom’s Nights that we have are always well attended and everyone looks forward to it. This is a time where we can sit together and socialize without having to share our food and have uninterrupted conversations! Of course we all love our children immensely but it is nice to have a night out without a diaper bag on your shoulder! We have done so many fun things at these events; manicures and pedicures, painted pottery, ghost tour, tea party, dinner and game nights. This month we are heading to Jumpology! Each mom leaves having had a great time and looking forward to next month’s event!
Now is the time to get a little selfish and don’t think of it as a bad thing! Think about the things that you enjoy and do more of it! If you love reading, start a book club, if you love art , head to an art museum, if you love gardening, plant a garden! You are a great mom who is always doing things for everyone, take a few moments and do something for you, your kids will still be there when you get back!
Are you looking for a great group of women to socialize with and enjoy monthly nights out? For more information visit our website for a list of class times, playgroups and Mom’s Night Out.