Ladies I am here to tell you that as working moms it is imperative to take a little time for yourself. Between work, being a partner, mother, sister, friend, etc. we are all pulled in 8 million different directions. It can be daunting and downright tiring but I did what every mother should do at least twice a year.

This is our lives! So much on our shoulders! Ahhhhh

This is our lives! So much on our shoulders! Ahhhhh

I took a day off from work, and still dropped my son off to daycare (oh the horror) and proceeded to treat myself to whatever I (yes I said I) wanted to do.

Whether is was a nap, pedicure, clean the house or do laundry, it was what I wanted to do.

Paint those toes!

Paint those toes!

I think these “break” days as I call them are so important. I need to just let go from all of the stressors we have on a daily basis. Many times I think we feel like we can’t or shouldn’t do these days. How can I? I already work and do not spend enough time with my kids? To much to do?

But ladies I am here to tell you that YOU NEED THESE DAYS! What I think most women forget is that if the mother(s) of the house is happy and less stressed this trickles down the whole family line. The hubby/partner and children can feel all of our emotions. I feel like children in particular can pick up on our emotions more than we think they can.

Do not forget your happiness either!

Do not forget your happiness either!

So if your doctor told you “your happiness will make your family happy” would you listen? I think this is the truth but women always put others happiness before their own. We need to stop this! Well not completely because making my child and husband happy does bring me happiness but you need to include your own happiness in this equation. So my next question is….

When will your next “BREAK” day be????

 

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