It can be downright madness in your house sometimes. The little humans you love and adore are often constant with needs, demands, and questions. And, for the record, you’re rocking it. It can feel like you’re stuck in a tennis match, only with three hundred balls are shooting at you at once. Those moments can take a toll on any mom, and sometimes you wish you could just get away if only a moment. The good news is, you can. Today, we’ve put together a shortlist of Ways to Get Away Without Leaving the House.
The Great Outdoors
Sometimes you need to step outside for some fresh air. Make use of a back patio, front steps, or walk down a long driveway. Find serenity, slowed breathing, and a little Vitamin D with a quick break outdoors.
You might feel you can’t find time for a five-minute shower, let alone an actual bath. But, make time for a little bubble relaxation. Wait until bedtime if you must. Light a candle, or plug in an air freshener if that’s all you have. Let your body rejoice in the comfort of a steamy hot bath and ten minutes of quiet.
There Is No Shame in Closet Scrolling
Take a five-minute breather by stepping out of sight. There’s no shame spending a few minutes in your closet, even if it is just to scroll your social media. You’re only a holler away, but a little me-time in a corner of the world is worth its weight in gold.
Mom Time Outs
Moms need to spend time in time out too. Tell the kids you have to give yourself a time out and ask them to keep count. They’ll come to get you in 15 minutes, and will completely respect your alone time until then.
Garages Aren’t Only for Man Caves
Garages make great getaways. Husbands have been loitering there for ages. But, moms can get away there too. Build yourself a craft corner, or your very own she-shed if you like. A place to go away from the same four walls can feel like an absolute vacation, even if only in ten-minute spurts.
Preserve your sanity and take those much-needed breathers whenever you can. It’s ok to feel overwhelmed sometimes. After all, you are doing the equivalent of three full-time jobs. Pat yourself on the back. Grab the bag of cookies. Light the candle. Find joy in the little moments you do have, and you’ll find you always have opportunities to break away without ever leaving the house.