Each and every day is filled with numerous activities that simply have to be done. Caring for children, cleaning the house, cooking meals, etc. These activities seem to just eat away at our time and lives. Sure, we don't mind doing them, we even like doing some of them. The point I'm getting at is that sometimes we need to stop caring for others so we can have a chance to care for ourselves. Even if it's just a few minutes a day, we need to be able to have some time to relax, clear our heads, and meet our day head on.
First things first, we need to set aside a time, every single day, where the hubby or any other relative or loved one, can care for your children. You wouldn't want to let your kids run wild while you're trying to have some alone time. After that, make sure that you have a place where you can just be by yourself. Whether you need to completely leave the house or simply lock yourself in a bedroom, find a place to be alone with your thoughts and try to regain a sense of self.
Next, find an activity that you enjoy doing that is just for you! Whether it be going to a movie, taking a nice bubble bath, or even playing online casino games, do something frivolous just for yourself.
Lastly, don't just do it once and call it good! Make sure that you have your "you time" on a regular basis. Weekly, monthly, whatever you choose.
There are so many pressures on us to be the best mother, wife, homemaker, and independant woman. We need to make sure that we are not only caring for others; we need to take care of ourselves along the way as well.