5 Tips For Making Time For Yourself As A Busy Mom

Elle B Styles | Orlando Blogger

Being a Mom is by far the most rewarding job in the world. It’s definitely not the easiest, but every moment is fulfilling. I’ll admit that sometimes I find myself stuck in mom mode and forget to take time for myself. It’s important to always make time for yourself  even if it’s only a few minutes a day because it’ll help you stay sane, trust me. Today I’m sharing 5 tips for making time for yourself as a busy mom.


1.  Plan your meals. Meal prep and crockpot meals will be a lifesaver. By prepping your meals the night before or the morning before you head out for work, you will save time when you get home. When you get home, you’ll be able to get homework and baths done quicker which will make for an earlier bedtime and more time for you.

2. Make a schedule and stick to it. As moms we somehow always make time to do things for everyone else and keep them happy. Making a schedule and to-do list is essential for fitting in that “you time.” Start your schedule with the most important tasks for the day so that you can get those things done first and free up some time for yourself in the afternoon before you have to pick up the kids from school. When you’re ready to take some time for yourself, let your other half now. They will be supportive of you taking the day and more than willing to spend time alone with your kid(s). It gives them a chance to bond without mom and create memories that they’ll remember later on in life. And if your other half is anything like The Mr., they’ll force you out the door and will not bother you when you’re taking time for yourself because they know how important this time is.

3. Don’t feel guilty. I do this every single time. It never fails. I find myself always making excuses or feeling guilty for being away from T, but let’s face it – we’re all human and we all need a break sometimes. 99.9% of the time your kids won’t even notice that you’re gone. I can’t even count how many times I’ve made myself feel guilty for taking time alone and Tatiana didn’t even miss me. Your kids are so busy having fun and being a kid that they don’t even notice if you’re gone for a little while.

4. It’s okay to say no. I’m definitely guilty of this. As moms, it’s in our nature to want to help others and it’s easy to say yes to thing but sometimes it’s okay to say no. You can’t be everywhere or do everything. You have to be willing to say no to people or else you’ll experience burnout quickly.

5. Don’t overthink it. It doesn’t matter what you do during your free time. All that matters is that it’s your time.

What are some ways you like to spend your free time?

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    gincoolette
    11.21.15 at 9:32 pm

    This is great. I am a mom too and work as well and I feel at times everything is falling apart. I agree with you on making a schedule and stick to it. It is super important to integrate time for yourself too. Ginevra http://www.fashion4therealpeople.blogspot.com

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    gincoolette
    11.21.15 at 9:32 pm

    This is great. I am a mom too and work as well and I feel at times everything is falling apart. I agree with you on making a schedule and stick to it. It is super important to integrate time for yourself too. Ginevra http://www.fashion4therealpeople.blogspot.com

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      ellebstyles
      11.23.15 at 9:18 am

      Sometimes I feel like that too and as moms we want to be Supermom, but I always have to remind myself that it’s ok to slow down.

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    Mary Byrd
    11.23.15 at 12:23 am

    Great tips. I am a single mother and it get hard to carve out time for myself . This really helps me and I will use these tips

    Mary aka Curlybyrdie

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      ellebstyles
      11.23.15 at 9:24 am

      Thank you. It is hard getting time for yourself but maybe try an activity that you and your kids can do together or visit somewhere that has a designated kids area with supervision so that you can sneak away for a little while. So glad these tips will be able to help!

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    Mary Byrd
    11.23.15 at 12:23 am

    Great tips. I am a single mother and it get hard to carve out time for myself . This really helps me and I will use these tips

    Mary aka Curlybyrdie

    • Reply
      ellebstyles
      11.23.15 at 9:24 am

      Thank you. It is hard getting time for yourself but maybe try an activity that you and your kids can do together or visit somewhere that has a designated kids area with supervision so that you can sneak away for a little while. So glad these tips will be able to help!

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