My top 5 challenges when trying to find time for myself
Writing blog posts has become a real challenge. Why? Simple reason...I can't find time for myself.
Don't get me wrong, I have a wonderful husband who does a lot of things for the house, our kids, and our pet. He and I take turns to do household- and other family-related duties. But, there is simply no time to rest or for ourselves.
It's very difficult to find time to do other things than the usual family-related responsibilities. All of the planning and organization in the world appear insufficient to make certain that I stay on schedule (i.e., do all that needs to be done daily) and protect time for myself.
Moms should have at least 15-20 minutes of "me" time daily
According to Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett (author of "Hidden Feelings of Motherhood"), Moms need time to decompress, especially between afternoons and evenings. Furthermore, the author also indicates that about once weekly, Moms need a longer block of time to get out and do something for themselves.
Of course, I know that I am the only Mom facing this problem - especially when you have small children. So, it's not surprising that most of the issues that "eat" my time are directly or indirectly related to my responsibilities as a parent.
What do I during the weekends? Could the weekend help me deal with my challenges?
The weekends are supposed to be there for relaxing, enjoying time and having fun. I wish I could say that we spent our weekends doing all these things. Unfortunately, it is usually not our case. Yes, of course, we do try to do fun activities during the weekends, and it's true that some weekends are a little relaxing - but, most are not!
So, what are we doing wrong? how can we make our weeks better?