Peace and quiet are almost forgotten concepts for parents, especially in their child’s formative years. Between balancing hectic schedules in your personal life and ensuring you are on track in your career, alone time is both rare and valuable. With this in mind, continue reading to enjoy the ultimate guide to making the most out of alone time as a busy mom.
Make it Clear You Are Incommunicado
There is no point looking forward to an evening alone if, when it comes to the day, you spend two hours on the phone with your mom and the other few hours having an impromptu cup of coffee with a neighbor who called around ‘on the off chance.’
If your home often feels as busy as the Atlanta airport, simply switch off your phone, avoid looking at your e-mails and if a knock does come from the front door, simply ignore it.
Treat Yourself to an Indulgent Bath
There is nothing more relaxing and rejuvenating than taking a hot, gorgeous-smelling bubble bath. Perhaps you would like to stand your tablet or smartphone against the windowsill and enjoy your favorite program while being ensconced in bubbles, or else maybe it is time to read that book you keep meaning to start.
Take the time to choose bath bombs or bath melts that appeal to your sense of smell, dim the lights, and relax in the perfect bath in peace and tranquility.
Plan Your Evening Viewing
Part and parcel of snuggling down on the sofa with a large glass of wine and your phone turned to silent is losing yourself in a gripping thriller, weeping at the latest romantic comedy movie, or rewatching beloved boxsets.
Planning your evening viewing ahead of time will allow you to maximize this immersive experience, and what is more, checking out the huge number of Netflix codes for movies is bound to result in the discovery of hidden gems.
Set the Ambience with Soft Lighting
If the ceiling light in your living room does not come connected to a dimmer switch, then leave it turned off and instead light sweet and relaxing scented candles around the room, or even invest in a new wax melt or oil burner.
Flickering, warm and dim lighting will calm your senses, make you feel relaxed, and feel as if you are more at peace with the world. Make sure that you choose candles made from soy wax, as these are assured to not produce any potentially hazardous fumes when burning for a long time.
Invest in a Box of Luxury Chocolates
Chocolate is, to many, not only the most delicious and rich foodstuff you could possibly enjoy in your cherished evening alone but also provides a much-needed boost to your mental health.
Especially in the case of dark chocolate, chocolate contains certain neurochemicals that have both a euphoric and psychoactive positive effect on the brain, such as serotonin (the main ingredient of anti-depressants.
Being a mom is one of life’s greatest joys, but it can also be incredibly challenging and demanding. To ensure that you get the most out of your alone time, it is important to recognize the importance of self-care and prioritize some “alone time” into each day. No matter how busy you are, you deserve to take time to focus on yourself, allowing you to be the best version of you.