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Why Every Mom Needs a Break From Kids

Updated on July 23, 2021
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Hope is a freelance content writer, specializing in mental health and wellness, personal growth and development, and content marketing.

Are you tired all the time? Do you feel like there aren't enough hours in a day? Do you run from one appointment to the next? Are you frequently late for meetings?

If you are a mom and are struggling just to make it through every day, you probably feel like your life is passing by you in a blur. And it probably is. That is why you have to do something today to put on the brakes. You have to stop letting your life run you, and start running your life.

Every mom needs a break. If you've been going non-stop and never allow yourself to slow down for a break, I encourage you to do so today. You need a break, and I am going to tell you why.

Why you NEED a break

#1 - Every mom needs a break so she can rediscover her passions.

How long has it been since you had a hobby? Do you know what your passions are right now? Many moms have no clue what they like anymore because they have become defined by their children.

It's fantastic that you want to be a good mother. But when you devote all your time and energy to your children and never make any time for yourself, you slowly begin to lose who you are. This leads to feelings of resentment and anger later, when you realize that you no longer know who you are or what you want in life.

Take a break and give yourself some time to figure out what sort of things you like again. Pick up a new hobby or buy supplies for a hobby you once loved.

#2 - Every mom needs a break to give back to herself.

Just like the point made above, you have to take a break to give back to yourself. When you feel tired, take a time out. If you have to enlist help from someone else with the kids, then by all means, do so. You cannot take a break with kids. You must have some alone time to replenish your mind and energy.

#3 - Every mom needs a break to keep her goals and dreams alive.

What is the one thing you lose once you have children? Your sense of self. When you focus all your time and energy on your children, you put your own goals and dreams on the back burner. Eventually, you don't even remember what dreams you once had because it's been too long since you even allowed yourself to have dreams or goals.

Taking a break from everything else allows you to have that time to dream again. What do you hope for yourself or your future? How can you start working today to rebuild that dream or vision for yourself and your family? How can you incorporate your children into your own dreams? Keep those goals alive!

#4 - Every mom needs a break because it helps her be a more well-balanced mom.

Have you ever noticed how, after you've been with children for some time, you start thinking more like them and less like an adult? Or how you crave adult conversation after long days with your children?

Getting those breaks gives you the freedom and time you need to strengthen your adult relationships. You need that to maintain a healthy balance in your life. Make lunch dates with your friends, or plan an overnight shopping trip, just girls, no kids.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2009 Hope Wilbanks


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