Do you ever find it difficult to fit in ‘you’ time when you are a mom? Not only that, but how about fitting in time for personal or academic growth or job advancement if you are working? So tough! Well, Hope International University has some great ideas for you to make some time for yourself!
Remind yourself it is okay – The bottom line is that you deserve it and that it is okay. Taking an afternoon away or prioritizing something for yourself is okay! Your children will be better for it if you are taking the time for self-care.
Make a plan – If continuing education is what you want to do, make a plan. HIU has some great online courses you can attend that can fit right in your schedule. If having an afternoon out with your best girlfriends is something you need, make a plan. Organize with a sitter or your spouse to take care of the kids so you can enjoy your time guilt free. Making a simple plan will ensure that you actually make it happen.
Something Else Might Need to Go – There is a season for everything. Perhaps in this season of your life you need to take something off your list. Write everything down that you do and be honest with yourself. It is okay if something gets cut for awhile.
Eliminate Distractions – Yikes, tough one. What distracts you from your goals? Get rid of it. Things like television, social media, etc…perhaps you need to give yourself certain times of the day you can do these things, or cut them altogether.
Women who say they are happy make time for themselves, according to a recent survey. You are important. Be honest about your priorities, your dreams, your highest wishes and with a little planning you can balance motherhood with them.
If one of your dreams and wishes is to go back to school, Hope International University wants to help. With online courses, there is sure to be something that fits into your schedule.