We all know that motherhood is a full-time job in and of itself. And this time of year, you might even wish to be cloned in order to accomplish everything that needs to get done. However, with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season coming to an end, moms everywhere will be granted a little more free time (finally!). It’s important to use this free time wisely, especially for the moms who are always going out of their way to help others. Carving out a little time every now and then to focus on the experiences that make you feel your best can have a huge impact on your overall well being!
Need a New Year’s resolution? For 2019, commit to taking the time to focus on loving yourself more! Here are some helpful tips to help get your year started right:
Hang out with your girlfriends
There’s nothing like spending some time with your gal pals to start your new year. Not only is it a perfect excuse to break out a bottle of wine, but hanging out with friends has been scientifically proven to be beneficial to your health. Studies have shown that people with a large network of friends have less stress, live longer and of course, feel of happier and more satisfied. With everyone’s busy schedules, it’s helpful to carve out a dedicated night to hang out with your friends.
Whether you’re going to the movies for a kid-free movie night or hitting up a weekly yoga class, doing something together will evoke all positive feelings for yourself.
Splurge on yourself from time to time
As if we need another excuse to shop, am I right? Every woman deserves to treat herself every now and then, and splurging on something for you is a great way to show yourself some appreciation. It can be something as small as treating yourself to some delicious fro-yo or something bigger, like buying yourself new clothes. If you’re going to be purchasing new clothes, it’s smart to buy items that you love and know you’ll get use out of. Investing in a reliable bra can help make your day-to-day more efficient which ultimately leaves you feeling accomplished and pain free. Another mom must-have is a comfortable pair of shoes. Choose a pair that you can easily transition from day to night. Moms don’t have time for blisters! If you take the time to invest in items that improve your day-to-day lifestyle, you’ll feel happier and motivated to tackle whatever the day brings, and you won’t feel guilty splurging.
Have a date night with your hubby
Self-love is all about positive reflection and indulging in the experiences that make you feel your best. Encouraging your partner to take time for themselves is as just as important as it is for you. It can be tough to find time for you and the hubby to get a night together, but date night is beneficial in more ways than one. Not only is this a great way to keep the spark alive in your relationship, but it also gives you a chance to be wined and dined. If the two of you haven’t had a date night in a while, it’s helpful to create some rules for the night.
As I mentioned in my previous date night post, we limit talk about kids and work and aim to keep the date night affordable. If you can’t get a babysitter for the night, no worries, there are plenty of fun ways to have a date night right in your own home. Making time for romance with your partner will increase feelings of self-love and confidence but also feelings of respect, appreciation, and intimacy.
From spending time with the ones who lift you up to indulging in items and experiences that bring you joy, making time for those special moments is important for our overall well-being. Finding time for yourself doesn’t have to be as hard as your think. If you start small, even with one thing I mentioned above and ease your way in to other forms of self-love, you’ll be on track to feel your best in the new year!
I would love to hear how you are finding more time for yourself this year?