We all know that as mums, we are expected to be there for everyone in our lives 24/7.
We cook, clean, shop, look after the kids, organise the family, manage the finances…really, I could go on for hours. This leaves precious little time to concentrate on our own health and wellbeing, and it’s no wonder we get so rundown and our health begins to suffer.
The treatment? Relax and have some “me time”! This is easier said than done when you have everyone around relying on you.
So that you CAN be at your best when you need to be, it’s essential to take some time to relax. Here’s a few easy techniques you can do which won’t cost the earth.
1. Adopt a Hobby
2. Read a good book
If you have a spare half hour or so while the baby is asleep or the kids are outside playing, put the vacuum cleaner down and curl up on the lounge with your favourite novel.
3. Play some relaxing music
You don’t always have to have the Top 40 pumping away on your stereo. Put on some calming classical music or some ambient music. The kids will find it calming too!