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Mom Time: 45 Me Time Ideas for Moms

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Mom Time is critical for maintaining a clear head and a full heart. I 100% understand that it’s difficult. There aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done that needs to get done – so forget spending time on something as frivolous as “me time.” But it is so important!

When we’re drained, stressed, and burned out, we can’t give our families our all; it’s imperative that we refresh. Need help finding time? Here are 4 ways to gain some downtime today! Once you’ve carved out that special time for just you, capitalize on it! Take full advantage of mom time.

45 Ideas for Mom Time

  1. Take a spa day
  2. Give yourself a mani/pedi or head to the salon!
  3. Lay by the pool
  4. Read a book
  5. Take a nap
  6. Watch TV or a movie
  7. Go out for a night with girlfriends
  8. Enjoy a glass of wine
  9. Get a foot massage (Reflexology is seriously amazing)
  10. Go for a run
  11. Attend a yoga class
  12. Call your mom, sister, or best friend
  13. Go see a movie
  14. Attend a theatrical performance
  15. Get caught up on the latest celebrity gossip (whether on Blind Gossip or by magazine!)
  16. Bake something special for yourself
  17. Color in your coloring book
  18. Take a bath
  19. Go for a drive
  20. Write something
  21. Take a walk
  22. Look through old photos and reminisce
  23. Treat yourself with a pretty bouquet
  24. Turn off your phone
  25. Try a new craft
  26. Garden
  27. Have an impromptu dance party
  28. Meditate (Here’s how to meditate if you’ve never done it before!)
  29. Sit outside and watch the world
  30. Get a blow out (love this testimonial to the power of a blow out by The Ashmores Blog)
  31. Craft or scrapbook
  32. Peruse Pinterest
  33. Put together a puzzle
  34. Play a game
  35. Visit the library
  36. Crochet
  37. Do a crossword puzzle, sudoku, or word search
  38. Write out your bucket list
  39. Do some online shopping
  40. Make a vision board (Here’s how to get started!)
  41. Clean out your closet – out with the old, in with the new!
  42. Try a new tutorial – Makeup or Hair on YouTube, or Recipe on Tasty
  43. Sign up for a class
  44. Sing at the top of your lungs
  45. Do nothing (my personal favorite)

The Me Time Challenge

For the next 30 days, I want you to be intentional about carving out time for yourself each day. Whether it’s slipping into your room 30 minutes early to watch one of your shows before bed, picking up a little something extra for your stocking this year (yes – your own stocking), or simply enjoying a cup of coffee or a bubble bath by yourself, be intentional about carving out me time each day.

The point of this is NOT to stress you out further. If you miss a day, no sweat! Just pick back up the next day. The intent of the challenge is to be more aware of opportunities to put yourself first occasionally. You can’t properly serve your family if you’re not at 100%.

I can’t wait to embark on this challenge with all of you!

2 thoughts on “Mom Time: 45 Me Time Ideas for Moms”

  1. Hi Kristen!
    I love the goal of this challenge! 🙂 I totally agree, every MOM should give herself time to re-charge! Heading to have some warm bath now 😉
    Thanks for sharing.

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