When it comes to tying up the superhero cape, as mommies we can very easily do it around our strong, beautiful and well-toned (or let’s assume they are on the way to becoming so) shoulders. What a mommy does, no one else can do, and no one can do it the way we do it. From understanding our baby’s unsaid words to knowing just what our partner is thinking or how to plan that deadline even as we prepare our kid for the school play - there is so much we juggle on a daily basis.
But what about that crucial mommy time that is also so important to help us stay rejuvenated? Yes,
we are doing it all so well, but as mommies, it’s time to bring in a bit more planning and make time for ourselves too.
With so many important and daily tasks that we manage, here are some ideas that will help us plan our day better and squeeze in some ‘me’ time too.
The Family Pot
Once baby has graduated to solids and other food, make meal times same for the entire family. Sit down together at the table and let everyone eat the same food – of course it means that you save time on cooking and the entire family eats healthy.
Put on some music and dance together with your babies like there is no tomorrow and experience the
positive vibes make you feel happy and energized. Did you know that dancing and spending time at the gym are two powerful ways to get you in shape and make you happy?
Exercise - A Little At Least?
Exercise together as a family to make sure everyone has some much-needed activity time while also
taking care of your very own fitness goals. It’s okay if your stamina levels are at an all-time low, there is always a beginning!
Grab Your Sleep
Grab those winks whenever you can – while your baby is sleeping or is at school, a quick power nap
during office lunch hour or while your partner is playing with the baby. Did you know that sleeping or at least eight hours a night boosts your immunity, improves your mental health, protects you against heart disease and diabetes as well as obesity?
Learn To Say NO
Use ‘no’ the right way. Say ‘no’ to doing everything on your own, say ‘no’ to doing the dishes right
now, say ‘no’ to cleaning up the mess immediately and STOP saying ‘no’ to take time out for yourself. It is okay to not do everything yourself right now.
Dress up for yourself as well as for your partner. Add a dash of lipstick, some perfume and change into clothes that have no signs of spit-up food yet. If you don’t have time to go out and party, just stand at the window with your favorite beverage in hand and enjoy your moment. And once the baby sleeps, snuggle up with your partner.
- Debolina Raja Gupta
And like I always believe in and say:
'Heal the world we live in
Save it for our children' - MJ
Happy Parenting!!!! Be good to your little one, and to the millions of little ones out there who truly need every bit of love and compassion they can get.....Be a grown up...save the little ones....
Debolina Raja Gupta