Do you ever just get days where you want to shut the world out, seek the silence, and just, breathe?
I know from people around me that this is indeed the case for a lot of people, whoever you are, whatever your personality.
I find that especially as a stay at home parent, life gets SO busy, day to day, non stop. And this is where we burn ourselves out.
Once in a while, I will get to that point. and excuse myself from my family, hop on the bed, prop some pillows up, get comfy, and embrace the quiet time.
Whether that’s having a lie down, listening to music or catching up on that documentary I’ve been swearing to finish a million times, I do it.
It’s not to avoid my family, it’s nothing against anyone, but that to me, just gives me the head space and the sort of “mind reboot” that I need every so often.
Us humans aren’t superheroes or robots. We get so bogged down with life itself, the plans, the needs, the wants, the tantrums, the lists, the basically “everything to do with parenthood” it begins to run us, rather than us running it.
Looking after your mental state isn’t just important, it’s vital.
Usually the day after a melting headache and a retreat into silent space, I feel like myself again, it’s amazing really!
We wouldn’t want to see our children bogged down with stress, so why do it to ourselves?
You can be a better parent, when you are at your best.
A hot bath, a walk, a book, there are so many things to do that take up short spaces of time, but may work wonders for resetting.
All you have to decide, is which suits you the best, and will you take that few minutes or hours, unselfishly may I add, so that you can be the best version of you?
Alone time isn’t always a bad thing, sometimes it’s the very thing that you actually need.