Momcation is defined as a break from motherly duties in order for the her to have some time to herself.
As moms, we are always on the go. I usually refer to my life as “Always On”! That darn off switch seems so close, but gets further and further away every time you reach out for it! We are in charge of everything kid and home life. This includes, but not limited to, breakfast, homework, washing clothes, cleaning the house, getting groceries, planning parties, taking care of your sick littles and more! You attempt to have a MOMent to yourself, (see what I did there! 😉 ) but someone always seems to find you. LOL …or as you are headed to take a little breather something happens to stop you in your tracks and you have to make a u-turn. Do not get me wrong, I LOVE being a mother!! I would do it over and over again because I wear the mom rose-colored glasses that make all the crazy seem PERFECT! LOL. But seriously, I would never give this part of my life up. It is so rewarding to be able to raise another human being. Do you hear the importance of that?!?!?!? I am raising another person!! How incredible is that???? Mind Blown!!
But there are times when it seems like everything that can happen, happens. You have a rough day or week and just wanna get away! Yes, you are raising another humans, but you are also only human. You are not robot or superhero, even though you view yourself as such. We do get burned out and need to be able to just… BRREEAATTHHEE. In order for us to be 100%, we need a little self-care. It is a hard thing to do because we are worrying and carrying about everyone else around us. However, I am here to let you know, it is ok to be a little selfish.
Spoiler Alert: All things will keep on keeping on if you decide to take a little time for yourself. The world will not stop because you decide to! 🙂
I had to learn this the hard way. I am so bad about trying to take care of everyone and everything ALL.THE.TIME!! I can’t help myself. I truly feel like it is somewhat of an addiction. However, with a little encouragement from my hubby, which is “You can’t help everyone. You can’t fix everything. Stop trying.”, I have decided to do just that. Stop trying! It really does burn you out. When I first started this new thing, they call “taking care of yourself”, I felt selfish at times. I wasn’t washing the clothes that were in the hampers. There were dishes in the sink from yesterday’s dinner and this morning’s breakfast. I hadn’t planned for next week’s dinner(yes, I am a Planning Boss). But I just hesitantly said “Nope, not today”, and took myself a Momcation! It was amazing!! Now I am making sure I have some “me” time and I am honestly loving it more and more. We as mothers, need to recharge our batteries, so we are able to keep going. You are not selfish to focus on yourself a little. Look around you, there are a lot of people doing just that! So why not you, huh?
Take that Momcation and just concentrate on you. If you decided to go on a day trip or just a little shopping spree, you can pick up something for the kids and the hubby too. That way, you let them know you were thinking about them just a little bit because for some reason we can’t help ourselves. LOL. But just make sure that the majority of the time is all about you!!