It wouldn’t be wrong to say that motherhood is a rewarding job. You get to raise and nurture your little ones with sheer love and care. But at the same time, it is one of the tiring and overwhelming jobs in the whole wide world.
From being a nurse, cook, and housekeeper to a confidant and best friend, you have a lot of roles to play for your little ones. And everything gets really messy if you are juggling your professional responsibilities along with your household chores.
So, in the hustle and bustle of becoming the “mom of the year,” you deserve a break just to regain your sanity and pamper the woman in you for once.
By taking a break from your tiring and monotonous routine, you will get to reconnect and recharge yourself.
With that in mind, here we have some ideas for you to take that much-needed break and take some time off from the professional and household chaos. Read closely for more.
- Go for a date with yourself
Imagine watching a movie featuring your favorite actor or enjoying the Brazilian cuisine you always wanted to try and constantly being disturbed by your little munchkins.
Wouldn’t you want a whole day to yourself and live a little without being disturbed by anyone and do everything you always wanted to do?
So, why not spend your weekends eating and watching whatever you want, all by yourself?
Going on a date by yourself might sound a bit uncomfortable and bizarre at first. But once you get hold of it, going on a movie or lunch date by yourself would be the best way to take that much-needed mommy break.
All you need to do is pick your mommy weekend, book the tickets for the movie and a Brazilian Restaurant, and leave. Spending time with yourself will help your brain relax and make sure that you go back home all charged up.
- Sign up for a monthly activity group
If you are a stay-at-home mom, then signing up for a monthly activity group can help you take a break from the everyday chaos and mundane routine.
It will also help you meet your needs for social interaction with adults. This way, you will also get a scheduled break every break or month. Not to mention, you will definitely love these groups if you are naturally an extrovert.
For this, you can consider joining a book club or a bunco group, or basically anything else that lets you step out of your household.
You can even go for a yoga or a dance class so that you feel a sense of empowerment and achievement at the end of the day. Or try pursuing your forgotten passions, such as painting or learning something new.
Try to find an activity that leaves you fulfilled thereafter and see your mental health thriving like never before.
- Catch up with friends
Remember how you and your girlfriends used to spend your weekends talking about stuff? Let’s be honest; there’s nothing in this world that can’t be fixed after having a cup of coffee with your besties.
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that friends end up enriching each other’s lives. Spending quality time with them can actually save you from hitting rock bottom in life.
Even studies show that connecting with friends can do wonders for your mental as well as physical health.
But with adulthood, friendships take a back seat in life. Everyone gets busy with their families and careers.
So, you can always consider contacting your friends who can help you rescue yourself from all the household chaos and just chill. You can make plans to go on an all-girl trip so that everyone in your circle gets to ditch their monotonous routine and spend time with people they love.
You can even plan to go on a hike or other outdoor activities with your besties and brush some stress off your shoulders.
- Book tickets to a concert
Do you remember, when was the last time you danced your hearts out or sang on the tops of your lungs? Well, you can change that by going to a concert and just chill with your friends.
Just because you are a mother now doesn’t mean that you can’t reminisce about your carefree teenage years. There’s a bunch of stuff you can do from your teenage years to feel alive and, best of all, young.
And one of which is going to a concert.
Attending a concert or maybe even a funny comedy show would definitely take your mind off of undone laundry and school forms.
- Plan a date with your significant other
Somewhere amidst all the chaos and responsibilities, you start losing charm in your romantic life. And that’s really not good news.
That’s why you need to take a break from parenthood, get a babysitter and spark up your romantic life.
You can explore different restaurants or plan a candlelight dinner, or go on a trip with your partner.
Spending time with your partner is important as it was at the beginning of your relationship. So, take a break from everything and just feel the love in your relationship evolving with each date.
- Don’t forget to treat yourself.
How many times did you have to say goodbye to your spa or massage appointments just because of household or professional commitments? But not anymore.
You should know that putting off something that could make you happy and relaxed will only result in additional stress. So, you need to spend some time treating yourself with whatever helps you forget all about your troubles, at least for a day.
The best part of this is that you can go overboard with this. From window shopping to spending your evenings sipping cocktails, you can do anything that relaxes your body, mind, and soul.
You can even pamper yourself by opting for a Meni/Pedi session and combining it with a perfect glass of wine.
In the end,
Juggling careers and taking care of your kids and household would definitely be challenging if you stopped taking those much-needed breaks. So, use the tips mentioned above and pamper the mom in you.