Make a time out to-do list

There is the usual long hours at work then going home, not to relax but to do more housework.

But in addition, the Supermum family is still unpacking after recently moving house.

A new home comes with adjustments too, as you make changes to suit your preferences, so we have been doing a few home improvements here and there where can can.

We've also been working in the garden and painting a few things here and there as well.

Even our recent holiday was more of an active adventure than a relaxing break.

That's what happens when your holidays include two teenage boys.

I'm not complaining.

I wouldn't have it any other way.

But as I started to wash my hair with my face cleanser earlier this week I realised it was time to take some time out.

I'm exhausted. I'm too tired to care about things I should be caring about.

I need time away from work, household duties and parenting. I need time for me.

It's a thing a lot of mums feel guilty about, even just the idea of doing these things. But we shouldn't.

To be the best parent and partner we can be we need to be on top of our game.

The term happy wife and happy life makes sense.

I spend more time making sure my phone battery is charged than I do making sure my own batteries are at the moment.

I know I'm not the only one. Are you reading this and nodding, saying 'I know exactly how you feel'?

If so, you need to do something about it.

And if that means you should plan to have a day to yourself, then do it. Even a few hours is better than nothing at all.

Luckily for me I have an RDO coming up.

Kids will be at school, hubby at work and me?

I'll be doing those things on my relax list.

The washing will still be there tomorrow.

But taking time out for myself is a way to make sure that so will I.

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