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5 Things Moms Can Do To Take A Break

November 29, 2017

Being a mom takes a lot of time and effort. Whether you’re working outside the home or at home full-time with your kids, motherhood is still a 24/7 job. But everyone needs a break sometimes. (Unless you’re a robot. And robots don’t have children. Yet?) With that in mind, here are five things moms can do to take a break, in no particular order.

1. Go to a movie. By yourself. 

This is one of my most favorite ways to take a mommy break. To me, there’s nothing better than hitting a random movie on a weeknight and being the only one in the theater. (It’s happened before, and it’s glorious.) Going to the movie combines an outing with a brain break with amazingly buttered popcorn. It’s a win-win-win.

2. Join a book club or other monthly activity group.

If you crave the social interaction of humans over the age of eight, joining a book club, bunco group or other activity can provide you with a scheduled break every week/month. Doing so can be especially helpful if you’re naturally an extrovert and love a good group dynamic.

3. Take a class.

Maybe it’s yoga. Or maybe it’s painting. Perhaps it’s a continuing education class offered by a local college or university. Or perhaps it’s piano lessons. Finding an activity that brings you joy and fulfillment will help empower you to be a better mom, and give you something to look forward to on a regular basis.

4. Get outside.

Go for a hike or nature walk, or take a nice, long run. Sometimes the most exhilarating and empowering (and free, might I add) moments can be felt when experiencing the beauties of nature, and the benefits of crisp, fresh air.

5. Treat yourself. 

Whether it’s getting a mani/pedi, a massage or facial, or just getting your favorite ice cream, treating yourself is another great way to take a break. You could also go shopping and get a little something that you feel cute in, or you can do some serious window shopping. The most important part of treating yourself is acknowledging that you are amazing and deserve and little treat every now and then. Being a mom is tough, but so are you.

Moms, what are some of your favorite ways to take a break? 

Author Info

Lauren Soderberg

Wife of one tall drink of water. Mama of two spunky kids. Lover of awkwardly long hashtags and unicorn emojis. And babies, obviously.

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