Make some ‘Me Time’

As mum it’s vital to find time for you - here’s how…

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Finding time for yourself when you’re a mum seems impossible, but  amid the stresses and strains of life, learning to relax and taking time- out will not only be good for your own well-being, you’ll also notice the balancing effect it will have on your whole family….

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1.    Ask your partner or close family member to look after the children for half an hour or so at a regular time each week. Do not use the time to tidy up or put a laundry wash on! Instead, put your feet up and relax, take a bath or go for an energy boosting walk.

2.    If you have friends with children of similar ages start a ‘baby buddies club’, where you share afternoons minding each others children. It will be great for your children to learn social skills as too.

3.    Plan your free-time in advance so not a precious minute is wasted.

4.    If finances permit hire a cleaner. It’s a great idea if you have a small baby as that way you will have some time to sleep when he sleeps.

5.    Start a hobby –  arranging a baby-sitter for an actual purpose will ease your maternal guilt. Hobbies are a fun way to manage stress and will improve your social life. In some cases they could actually provide an income. 

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6.    Go all out and take yourself off on a pamper day- we all deserve it every now and then. Visit Wahanda, for some great deals and special offers on relaxing pamper days.

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