I Want Some Me Time
I want some ‘me-time'
Whilst it's important that you bond with your baby, you still need time out for yourself to relax, recharge and do the things you love as well. A frazzled mum is no good to anyone!
Why you need ‘me-time'
There are lots of reasons why getting some ‘me-time' is a good idea.
• Just getting an hour's break from being a mum will really help you recharge your batteries.
• You'll get a chance to do the things you loved doing before your baby arrived!
• Using the time to meet other adults and chatting to them can do the world of good. Sometimes conversation is far better than making baby sounds all day!
• A little time to relax means you'll return to your baby refreshed and enthusiastic.
So utilise your friends and family to help you out. Plan the time you have and do the things you really need or want to. From enjoying a long quiet soak to going to the gym or having a good old pampering, it's important you take time out.
Meet other mums and adults
It's always helpful to talk to people who are going through the same things as you. You can share worries, stories, or decide to talk about anything but babies! So try and meet some new people. It's not as hard as it sounds – there are plenty of places you can socialise with other new mums nowadays, for instance:
• Get in touch with the other mums you met in your antenatal class or maternity ward. It's more than likely that they'd enjoy the company too! You may also want to chat to other likeminded mums through online communities or social networks. This can be a strong source of support and advice.