7 Ways to Take Some Time Off

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Take some time off | Life as MOM
As moms, it’s easy to focus on the never-ending to-do list and let time for ourselves go by the wayside. “Mom Time” doesn’t need to be extravagant or an all-day affair. It can be as simple as a 20-minute break from pressing matters to catch your breath and recharge for the rest of your day.

You’ll feel better; you’ll be nicer; your family will be blessed.

Stuck for an idea? Try one of these quick and easy ways to take some time off:

  1. Take a 20-minute break and enjoy a cup of something — coffee, tea, whatever suits your tastes or mood.
  2. Get outside! A simple walk and breathing fresh air can make such a difference.
  3. Spend time with a friend.
  4. Schedule some time in your day to exercise.
  5. Once the kids are in bed, take a bath. Maybe even mix up some of this Lavender Milk Bath to make it an even more pleasant experience.
  6. Pamper your feet. If you’ve got the time and the funds, a salon pedicure is a wonderful treat. But, an at-home pedicure is great too.
  7. Read a good book.

What do YOU do to recharge your batteries?

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  1. Since I like to write, I love going to a coffee shop once and a while and spend hours writing and people watching.

  2. You forgot my favorite: take a half hour nap. There is literally nothing like it for refreshing, reframing, and pure relaxation.

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