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How to Make Time for Yourself as a Busy Mom? 7 Surefire Ways To Change Your Life Forever!

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Why is it important to make time for yourself even as a busy mom?

As simple and self-explanatory as it may sound, dating yourself can be harder and more complex than you may think. Many women are in need of this practice and yet rob themselves of the opportunity of dating themselves due to pressures of family life and lack of time. The question of how to date yourself is often googled on a monthly basis, so I know that it is an important question to raise.

To make time for yourself means to date yourself or to treat yourself and spend some time doing something you really like. According to the American Psychological Association, there is a higher prevalence of women reporting feelings of stress than men, and almost half of the women surveyed said their stress has increased over the past five years. This statistic coupled with the stress of the pandemic means that women now more than ever are under pressure and it is important to maintain self-care.

Key Point: Making time for yourself or Dating yourself is beneficial for your mental health and allows you to spend time to enjoy your own company.

One way to exercise self-care by making time for yourself is to date yourself, and a very important reason to do this is that it is great for the mind and the body. You will find many posts that discuss how important it is to date yourself when you are single, but did you know that it is still very much important to do this while you are in a relationship as well? Dating yourself is a part of self-care and self-care isn’t selfish!

Read: 42 Ideas for Self-Care and Strong Busy Moms!

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7 Ways to Make Time for yourself as a Busy Mom?

Self-care is proper and necessary to a reasonable degree. You might ask, “How do I date myself?” Dating yourself includes caring for yourself, respecting yourself, and having a healthy sense of self-worth. Step into your comfort zone with these ideas on dating yourself.

  1. Get ready for the day. It all starts with getting yourself ready for the day. Have a peaceful morning routine. Pamper yourself with your favorite skincare essentials.
  2. Get dressed up or dress down. Whether you are the time that loves to play dress up or feel comfy in your best loungewear, wear something that makes you feel good. My grandmother was not the typical grandmother type. She was a very youthful and outgoing individual and I considered her more than a grandmother. She was my friend. She told me that she always look forward to waking up in the morning and getting dress up even if she had nowhere to go. She would sit in her recliner in the living room or she would go and sit on her front lawn which was her favorite thing to do and she would be dressed like she was getting ready to go to a party. The point was that getting dressed up and looking fashionable was something that made her happy.
  3. To Plan or not to plan? It is good to plan out your day so that you can make sure you will have time to do all of the activities that you want to do, or you can be spontaneous and do the first thing that comes to mind. It’s your choice how you want to spend the day so you can either squeeze in some alone time or spend the day with friends and family.
  4. Treat yourself with a nice gift. While you are out shopping and buying nice things for your kids don’t forget to treat yourself. Every once in a while you should buy yourself something you really want. It doesn’t necessarily have to be something expensive. You can find something to pamper yourself for any budget.
  5. Think positive. Think highly of yourself. Don’t let negative thoughts and emotions take their toll. If you were on an actual date with someone, you wouldn’t list all of your negative qualities and why you are not the right person to be in a relationship with, so don’t tell those things to yourself. If you think something is true about you then it is. That is why you should think and speak positively about yourself. Make a list of your best qualities and what you and everyone else loves about you.
  6. Set Goals. Do an honest self-examination. Think about the things that you want to achieve or work on no matter how big or small. Remember small goals are the stepping stones to larger ones. Once you make your list of goals, think about how you are going to reach them and put a plan in motion. At the end of each week reflect on how well you reached your goal and what could you have done better. Make each moment an opportunity to grow!  

7. Enjoy a luxurious shower or Bath. I don’t have a tub in my bathroom. We had a standard tub/shower unit but we converted the whole thing into a walk-in shower and I love it. I will make time for myself and take a long shower and enjoy using my favorite shower essentials and when I am really trying to pamper myself I pull out my luxury shower products and my favorite body scrub. If you are a bath person who loves to soak in the tub then try using a bath bomb then light a few candles and enjoy silence or relaxing sounds.

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If you do a google search for dating yourself then many articles will pop up but most of them have focused on the need to date yourself when you are single. Dating yourself and loving yourself doesn’t stop when you start a family but it continues for life. A wife and mother need to date herself just as much as a single person. After reading this comment below and tell us what is your favorite way of dating yourself.

Read: 42 Self-Care Ideas For Strong Busy Moms!

Disclaimer: This post Disclosure might contain Amazon affiliate links. Any purchase made through such links will award me a small commission (or referral fee), at no extra cost for you. Regardless of whether or not I receive a commission, I only recommend products that I personally use and/or genuinely love (I would never promote any products or services that I wouldn’t pay for myself), and I always have my readers’ best interest at heart.

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