Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A relaxed mom is a happy mom

Juggling a full-time job as well as having a family is no easy task.

Between meeting deadlines and hurrying home to cook dinner, it's no wonder that we, mothers often forget to wind down.

We take care of everyone else but ourselves.

I used to feel guilty just by having a thought in my head about getting a peaceful, uninterrupted coffee break with a good read in my hands.

But really, we shouldn't feel guilty.

Whether you're a stay-at-home mom or a working mom, taking care of yourself is VERY important.

A satisfied and an unfrazzled mom makes for a happy and calm family.

Taking a break does NOT mean that you are neglecting your responsibilities as a mom.

You need to take care of your needs because when you're happy, it shows.

It makes the people around you happy as well.

What makes me happy?

To wind down, I...

1) Walk the mom
I love walking. I can walk for hours. All I need is my MP3 player, my Skechers and I'm good to go.

2) Blogi Mom
Sharing my experiences with other moms reminds me that I am not the only who feels like tearing my hair out - 75% of the time.

3) Bookworm
Nothing beats turning the pages of a good book till the very last page.

So what do you do to wind down?

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