If you are a busy mom, you know how difficult it can be to find time for yourself.
You have a lot of responsibility to make sure everyone is taken care of and at the end of the day, you may find that there’s little time for you.
How can you give your best to your family if you are feeling tired, burned out and run down?
Let this Mother’s Day serve as a reminder that you shouldn’t feel guilty for taking time for yourself. It’s important so that you can feel refreshed and energized.
To give you some inspiration, we asked some of the moms at Urgent Care for Children how they relax and pamper themselves (hint: it’s not always a big spa day—sometimes the little things can make a huge difference!)
Ways to Relax and Pamper Yourself as A Busy Mom
I love to wake up super early on Sunday, go for a walk and then go grab coffee at my favorite bakery. It’s nice to be awake when everything is quiet and gives me time to reflect on my week and life in general.
-Helen Combs, CEO
I love fresh flowers–you will often find a vase full in my home! There’s something about a bouquet of fresh flowers that calms me. They can add a pop of color, wonderful smells and always bring feelings of happiness and cheer!
-Kirstan Cecil, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
My favorite way to relax/pamper myself is to stop by Starbucks and get a giant coffee and then head to the nail salon and get a fresh manicure and pedicure. It’s so relaxing and peaceful and I ALWAYS feel better with cute nail polish.
–Kate Ray, Director of Physician Affairs & Marketing
It seems like everyone in my house is always running somewhere and into something, so I always treasure the moments I get to spend with the family, but it is always great when I get to sit down either on the swing outside (weather permitting) or my chaise and get lost in a book letting reality slip away for just a little bit.
–Veronica Winter, Regional Operations Director
With two children who are heavily involved in sports I do not get much time for relaxation. From practices, games, and tournaments we are always on the run., but the look on their faces when they score the game winning run, or the match point is priceless. It makes the 5:30 am alarm and late nights at the ballpark all worth it. Being a mom who has also lost two children makes you want to cherish every moment and memory you have as not every day is promised.
–Victoria Ludeman, Senior Accountant
In my free time I like to create or work with my hands. I have recently taken on some basic building and renovation work at my house. I have always enjoyed drawing, writing, and anything crafty. I also love getting lost in stories, whether through movies, television, books, or audio – I can’t get enough. I am also careful to include some stillness, quiet, and meditation into my life. All of these things recharge me so I can better care for my family and my patients!
-Marissa Garmon, NP Chattanooga
There are so many ways for you to relax and pamper yourself as a mom—and we encourage you to do so. Try to find a little time every day for yourself!