Busy mamas all around the would can use some quite time. While the kids are napping or at school, I like to sit around with a good book in hand and drift off among the pages. If you're wondering about the morning dishes that need washing or that load of laundry sitting in the hamper, DON'T! It'll all be there later. This time is for you. So relax and enjoy that book. If you haven't found yourself a book worth reading, grab that magazine that has been sitting on your nightstand for some time. Whatever you choose to read, just relax while doing it.
Maybe you don't have time to rest during the day. I understand that completely. There are somedays that are just nonstop. When everything is said and done and the kids are sleeping in their beds, fill the tub with some warm water and pour in a lavender scented bath soap and jump in. Well, don't really jump in! Water and bubble would be everywhere. Not so much fun to clean up. Soak your tired body for an hour or so. Put on some relaxing music and clear your mind. Breathe in the lavender scent and let your mind drift off to your peaceful place. I love soaking in my tub! It is the best feeling in the world.
If you don't feel like soaking in the tub or maybe you're out of bubble bath. Grab a glass of wine and catch up on some of your recorded shows. As a mom of three kids, it isn't always possible to sit down and watch my favorite shows when they air. So my DVR is my best friend. At the end of the day, hop into your softest pajamas, grab the remote or steal it from your hubby and enjoy the show. If wine isn't your thing, grab a cup of tea or a glass of milk. Sometimes I like to sit down with a big bowl of cereal. Sugar puff cereal are my favorite at the moment. Yum! My mouth is watering as I type!
The most important thing I want you to take away from reading this post is take time for yourself. I know you may feel guilty or it may seem like you're being selfish but we all need to take some time to pamper and take care of ourselves in order to be a better mother, wife, sister, daughter and friend. So relax, kick you feet up. This is your time. You deserve it!
Feel free to share all the ways you like to 'Wine Down' in the comments below!