Ways to Recharge Yourself, Part 2

If you are a mom like me, you probably have worn different hats at your house. From being the chef  who prepares the meal every day to the driver who brings your kids to their scheduled appointments to the nurse who makes sure that your kids drink their medicine on time to the party planner who tries to find best custom printed table runners and cheapest way to make their kids’ party the most memorable one.

At the end of the day, we should not forget to take some time off and get some “me time”! I asked some moms to find out how they stay refreshed and get recharged. Here are their replies:

Time management. Prioritizing. Learning to say No to too much extra curricular. Not spreading myself too thin, with the many invitations I get. And of course me time: salon, massage, reading a good book, writing on my journal.- Christine Babao, TV Host, Book Author

A mani-pedi and a massge keeps me sane. I also go out with close friends. – Belle Delos Reyes from Cruisin Mommyhood

I used to do yoga when I wasn’t pregnant.  I regularly attended yoga manila classes. Now that I have Zeeka, I take breaks by going to the mall with her 🙂 she loves going around. I play wih her too. – Ginger Arboleda, WAHM, Entrepreneur (http://ManilaWorkshops.com ) Blogger (Manila Reviews, Manila Fitness, GingerArboleda, MommyGinger)

Go for pedicure/foot spa, home service style. When I have time, I read novels. – Mariel Uyquiengco from The Learning Basket

How? 1. I have a really good yaya so I know my kids are in good hands when I’m out. 2. I have my business which I love. 3. I go out with my friends – with the SoMoms, it’s both work and play so it’s relaxing in itself.  Kris De Guzman from OCMominManila, SoMoms

I meet up with friends over lunch, merienda/coffee or dinner and schedule some alone time at the salon or spa.  Patty Balquiedra from Non Stop Babble, SoMoms,WAHM/Entrepreneur

I go out with friends, watch a movie with DH or have a relaxing massage. – Michelle from Mrs Martinez Raves and Rants

I go offline for a few hours on busy days just to re-focus. I also go out with my barkada for dinner – just us girls, to catch up and reconnect. I intentionally wake up late on weekends, then have food delivered to take a break fr cooking. – Michelle from MyMomFriday, SoMoms

My schedule has always been erratic but now-a-days, I find solace in listening to radio preachings while driving and listening to worship music while doing household chores. I also love watching movies at home after doing all our chores in front of our huge flat screen snuggled. – Donita Rosa Villarama, TV personality

We’d like to know how you take time to relax and recharge yourself. Do leave a comment and let us know.

Ways to Recharge Yourself

rechargeAs a mom who runs the household and takes care of the needs of the family 24 hours a day 7 days a week, it is important that we give ourselves some time to regroup, be refreshed and be recharged. Different moms have different ways in recharging themselves.

Here are some ways I recharge and regroup myself, without leaving the house:

– I take time to read my Bible. I follow a year long reading plan,  meditate daily on the Scriptures and memorize on some key verses.

– I read books. I read a variety of inspirational books, homeschooling related books or parenting books. Sometimes, I also read classics or young adult books.

– I listen to songs. Most of the time, I listen to Contemporary Christian artists or worship songs. Sometimes, when I also listen to the songs I grew up with.

– I send messages to friends. I drop them a note letting them know I think about them and wonder how they are doing on their part of the globe.

–  I pray. This is the most therapuetic activity that I do. I not only reconnect with God but also find strength whenever I talk to Him in prayer.

 

How about you? What do you do to recharge yourself?