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Why “ME Time” Matters: How You and Your Children Benefit When You Take Time to Care for Yourself

photo of ME's why ME time matters guests, Erin Erickson & Marti EricksonAs a mom, you may feel guilty when you take time for yourself – enjoy some “ME Time”. You may worry that you’re neglecting your children’s needs if you go out with friends, have a date night with your partner, take time to go to a class, take a nap, exercise or even just relax in a hot bath. But, for many reasons, taking time for yourself can help you be a better mother and help your children be healthier, happier people, now and later.

 

In this week’s Mom Enough show, Marti & Erin talk about how ME Time can reduce stress for you and your children, enable you to be more responsive to your children’s needs and set an example of healthy, balanced living for your children at any age. Marti & Erin also share some of their own simple, practical tips for integrating ME Time into your life, highlighting how even just a few minutes can calm and refresh you.

 

In what ways do you take care of yourself in the midst of caring for your children and others? What makes it hard for you to make time for self-care? What helpful tips for how and when to integrate ME Time did you hear in this Mom Enough discussion?

 

For our handout on Why “ME Time” Matters, click here.

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