Now don’t get me wrong, I adore spending time with my kids, and mummy and me time is a wonderful thing. But as a busy parent having a little time without the kids to rest and recharge can be a lifesaver. The good news is you can find some of the best mummy-only-me-time ideas to try below. Read on to find out what they are.
A relaxing spa break
First of all, if you can find the time and the money, a relaxing spa break is always the way to go! There is just something so indulgent and relaxing about being pampered and getting to spend time in such a soothing environment. Oh, and getting a treatment such as a massage or facial is such a wonderful treat.
Another great thing about spa breaks is there tends to be a range of options that will fit your budget and how much time you have. That means if you can only get away for a few hours in the evening while your partner watches the kids you can still enjoy a little me-time indulgence and emerge refreshed and rejuvenated.
Getting lost in a good book
It’s a simple pleasure, but getting lost in a good book can be some of the most rewarding me-time there is. After all, a good book gives you a total break, not only from what you are doing that day but from your whole life. This is because a good book will allow you to see through the eyes of the main character experience the things they do, and see the places that they go, all without leaving your living room sofa!
Binge-watching your favourite TV show
For many busy mums the only time they get to themselves is when all the kids are in bed, and then get to finally curl up on the sofa under a warm blanket and enjoy a few episodes of their current favourite show.
Of course, it’s widely recognised that some of the best-quality shows are offered by HBO Max. The good news is that it couldn’t be easier to find out how to watch HBO Max in the UK by clicking the link. There you can get fast, and easy access to some of the best shows of the moment including Game of Thrones, Succession, and the moving Chernobyl.
A short meditation
Last of all, a great way to get some mummy-me-time, when time is at a premium, is a short meditation. Indeed, meditation has been shown to have some wonderful benefits including reduced stress, and improved management of anxiety. There are loads of short meditations to try for free online as well, which makes them an ideal self-care activity for when you only have a few minutes as the kids are napping!
Another great thing about meditation is that if you practice mindfulness you don’t have to actually do anything. Instead, you just sit there and let yourself be, watching your thoughts and bodily sensations and gently bringing yourself back to your breath if you get caught up!