If you've felt incredibly guilty for taking a break, going to the spa, pampering yourself or spending time alone, you are definitely not the only one. Most moms feel guilty when they start thinking about what's good for them.
A parent's responsibility is practically endless, but it doesn't mean you don't deserve a break. Just like a well-oiled machine, you need to take a breather to be able to function well. It's absolutely important for moms to take a break even if it means locking yourself in a quiet room for 10 solid minutes or going outside for a breath of fresh air.
Mommy me-time can also be moments of learning. Improving how you parent your child while hanging out with fellow mommies can also be a nice way to give time to yourself. Here are a couple of #MommyMeTime activities you can do.
This is, by far, the simplest self-love activity you can do for yourself, without having to head out or leave your kids with a sitter. Simply find a quiet time during the day, like when kids are at school or when they are sleeping. Sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes and count your breath for 10 minutes. Try not to worry about anything for a bit, just focus on counting your breath.
Squeeze in a quick mani/pedi
There are now several establishments that offer quick services for customers who do not always have the time. Some moms often skip this very important self-love tip. But you also have to understand that these quick visits to the salon at your favorite mall will help reduce stress and improve how you respond to you and your kid's every day life.
Take the time to hang out with fellow #SuperMoms
They say it takes a village to raise a child – wouldn't a village of moms be wonderful? Find fellow mothers who can understand the highs and lows of motherhood. Having a little support group can help you feel less overwhelmed.
Join mommy-centered events
Go out and learn new things at mommy gatherings like MUMS at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium, on May 28, from 10 in the morning until 6 in the evening. Modern Urban Moms (MUMS) of Manila will meet and discuss everything #SuperMom! From health hacks to fitness at home and super easy ways to reduce clutter. Another highlight of the program is the official launch of SM Supermalls' #SuperMoms campaign wherein the country's biggest mall network pays tribute to the women who always do everything for the love of their family. Fun prizes also await #SuperMoms raffle winners. #SuperMoms of all ages and stages can join! Don't miss this chance to indulge and pamper yourself. Come to the MUMS Event this weekend!