As the parent of children, it’s easy to fall into the pattern of devoting your time and energy to your family. Of course, this is natural and understandable, and it may well feel like this is the best thing for everyone. However, taking some time for yourself is not only not selfish, it’s very healthy and important. Here are some reasons to factor in some “you” time to your week.
You Deserve It
As a parent, you will no doubt be overrun with tasks and duties. It’s only fair that you have some time to treat yourself and switch off from all that. Whether you and your partner take turns to have some alone time while the other watches the kids, or maybe you ask a parent or sibling to look after them for a short while.
It Will Stop You From Burning Out
Being a parent is like a full-time job. And many parents work full or part-time on top of that. There’s a risk that you’ll completely run out of energy if you just keep going at full pace, and this will impact your relationships with the people around you. Taking some time to focus on yourself and do whatever you’d like to do will help you revive your energy levels.