Being a mum is rewarding but it can leave you feeling tired and with little time for yourself. Feeling too burned out and stressed is unhealthy and can deeply affect you and everyone one that you love. It is important to find ways to take a bit of time for yourself so you can be refreshed and better mum for it. Here are some tips for taking a few moments of quite time for yourself.
Make time for a coffee or tea break
Research has shown that coffee can have many health benefits and help you get through your day with less fatigue. Coffee contains natural antioxidants. While your children are playing or at school why not have a nice hot cup of gourmet coffee and enjoy a favourite magazine or book? Even a 15-minute break can do wonders for your energy level and mental health. You can have an even better coffee break by having the right coffee machine for your favourite drinks. Coffee machines by Tassimo offer a wide range of choices for the lover of beautifully brewed coffee drinks. When done with your coffee break you will be refreshed and ready for whatever the day has in store for you as a. If you are more of a tea drinker then make sure you have a variety of your favourite teas. A nice teapot or set can be a great addition to make your special break all yours.
Eat less but more often
Spreading your caloric consumption throughout the day can help you beat fatigue throughout the day. Eating little during the day and then a large meal doesn’t allow you to take advantages of calories when you need them the most. Make sure snacks and food consumption throughout the day consist of healthy choices rather than sugary and calorie filled convenience foods that can make you feel less energetic and even gain weight that will further reduce your energy levels. Stopping to eat can help you to get a break from the stresses of the day as well.
Take advantage of moments when you can truly relax
How often do you find yourself catching up on chores or errands when you have a moment to yourself? Although many mums think that they may be able to work on their hobby or just relax during moments such as the children playing at a friend’s house, they often just use the time to catch up on work or family errands. It can be hard to just settle down for a few moments when you feel that you can “get ahead” so you will have more free time later that never actually happens. It is essential to break this cycle for the benefit of your health and well-being. Don’t get distracted by work during your essential “me time.” Everyone deserves a break and you need one to be your best throughout your day and enjoy the special experience and love that only a mum can have.