The Busy Mom’s Guide to Finding Time for Themselves

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As a busy mom, life is always bringing you more responsibilities to take care of and events to fill up your calendar. In between providing for your family’s needs, your job, the needs of the household and any other duties you have — when is there time to take care of yourself? If you’re falling down on your own list of priorities, we’re here to tell you it doesn’t have to be that way.

Our guide for how the busy mom can prioritize and fit in time to rest can help you start living a healthier life. Here are a few ways to find time for yourself to relax, de-stress and make time for fun in your ever-growing schedule.

Mix Work with Play

The number one way you can start fitting in some “you time” today is by mixing your work time with your play time. How is that possible? A refreshing glass of non-alcoholic rosé is a smart and responsible way to stay on mom duty while also kicking back to relax.

The best part of an alcohol-free happy hour is that you can indulge in it any day, any time. No regrets, worries or shame. Keep any mom guilt at bay while still getting to sit down and take a breather. The fruity flavors of your favorite type of wine will give you all the relaxation you’re looking for, while the alcohol-free factor leaves you with none of the effects on your mom-senses.

Sit back on the couch with a colorful glass of non-alcoholic rosé or some bubbly non-alcoholic dry champagne and still be there both physically and mentally for your kids. It’s the best of both worlds and a delicious way to squeeze in a break.

Celebrate Your Wins

Being a mom means celebrating your kids and family members for all of their wins, from the biggest ones to the smallest. But when was the last time you celebrated yourself? Be sure you pause and take the time to celebrate your own wins whenever possible.

Did you crush the bake sale cookies last week or make it to the gym when you said you would? Celebrate it! Were you able to turn in your project at work while still getting the kids to practice on time? Celebrate that too!

Any size goal or achievement can be made into an opportunity to be proud of yourself. Pop open a bottle of the best non-alcoholic champagne and enjoy a bubbly sip of celebration. Prioritize patting yourself on the back no matter how busy you are.

Delegate When Possible

Another piece in the puzzle of learning to find time for yourself is delegating duties whenever possible. Sometimes if you need something done right, you have to do it yourself. But for the easy tasks and the times when it does make sense to delegate a job to someone else, definitely do it.

Household chores or errands can be assigned to another family member to help give yourself time for a quick break. Once you can learn to rely on the help from those around you, use your newly found time to do something you enjoy. Take a quick fitness group class, listen to a podcast you enjoy or take a nice warm bath. You’ll get a chance to hit refresh in your busy day, and your loved ones will enjoy the chance to help you out.

Build Your Circle

Last but not least, building up a circle of support is one of the best things you can do for yourself as a busy mom. Not simply in order to have help from your loved ones but also for the emotional support and joy that they can bring into your life.

If your busy mom calendar makes you cringe at the thought of adding even more events to it, we promise you that socializing is worth the effort. In fact, one Oxford study showed that socializing with friends increased endorphin production. The burst of endorphins and happiness you’ll feel from hanging out with your circle of friends will be worth the effort of scheduling in some hangout time.

Build a circle around you and keep it strong by prioritizing time with those people, which will in turn help you prioritize your own health and joy.

In summary, it is possible for busy moms to find time for themselves in their packed schedules. Tasty non-alcoholic beverages are an easy way to incorporate some rest and relaxation while you’re still on mom duty — without the need to feel guilty.

Celebrate your own personal goals and achievements (big or small) with the same excitement you would for your family. Know when to accept help and delegate tasks or errands that can be assigned to others. And, last, work to build up and strengthen your closest group of friends. It’s good for your mental health and for a source of emotional support.

Don’t let yourself fall down your list of priorities. Cheers to you!

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