Finding me time when you have small children is almost laughable sometimes. It can be so challenging to get even 2 minutes alone to use the bathroom without tiny hands under the door or someone asking for a snack. Something I have always strived for is giving myself some form of me time each day. Even if it’s a workout, a short walk, or just 10 minutes alone. I think it’s especially important for moms to do.
Finding Me Time When You Have Small Children
Ask for it: Thankfully I have a husband who is very supportive of me having time to myself when I need/want it. So I just let him know and make sure it works for our schedule etc. Having a partner who recognizes when you need me time is so important!
Schedule it in: Put it in your family’s calendar. Block off the time. One thing I have started to do is half-day Fridays. I take Friday mornings off and do a good workout, get a smoothie, and run errands alone. It’s become a great way to end the week and head into the weekend.
Utilize a babysitter/childcare/school hours: I know that this doesn’t work for everyone but our kids are in school. Liam is about to start Kindergarten and Charlotte goes to preschool 3 days a week. So that’s a big reason I can take Friday mornings off. They are both in school and I have a job that has that flexibility.
Use your fitness center/gym: We belong to the YMCA and one thing I love about it is that the childcare is incredible. You can do 2 hours which I rarely do but sometimes I will do an hour workout, then work for an hour, or make phone calls, get other things done. If you can find a gym with childcare that’s huge.
Utilize mornings/evenings: Another way is to just find me time before the kids are up or after they go to bed. I usually do my workout before they are up and read after they go to bed and that’s one way I get those things in!
Is finding me time when you have small children tough for you?