Motherhood. It can be a tough gig. Exhausting, relentless, mostly thankless. Of course, the good times are wonderful and we all love our kids but, at Kensington Mums, we believe the good times can be made all the better if mums can catch a little break now and again.
With 2020 just around the corner, why not make it your New Year’s resolution to negotiate a bit of time off once in a while? Here’s why it’s important…after all they say that your vibe attracts your tribe.
It improves your relationship with your children
It’s the old adage – absence makes the heart grow fonder. If all you’re doing is surviving in the chaos, it wears you down. If you have a temporary break from it you return refreshed and with renewed energy to take on the madness of every day life.
It improves the home environment
Your mood will often affect the general home mood. Children mirror the emotions of their parents – if you’re sad, they’re sad. If you’re happy, so are they. So in order to create a positive atmosphere at home, it’s important that you’re content with your life.
Mundane tasks become less of a chore
If you take a break from pack lunches, drop-off and mountains of laundry you might actually find you enjoy it when you return to it. Whilst none of those activities are ever going to be the most riveting, there is something to be said for finding a certain amount of enjoyment in the responsibility of taking care of your brood.
It helps you to recognise the importance of self-care
It’s very easy to forget to look after yourself but if you do you’ll find a much more positive mental attitude will follow. Read our recent article 10 Ways to Pamper Yourself At Home for tips on how to spend a bit of time on yourself in order to recover your mental health and wellbeing.
You remember you’re not just X’s mummy
You had a life before your children! You used to go out, discuss politics, tear apart the latest movie release, talk about your celebrity crushes… Having children shouldn’t have to end that. Remembering that you are you will recharge your batteries and rejuvenate your spirit. You got this Mammas!