Taking time out for you! - Northern Virginia Birth Photography - Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer

Making time for you...

Sounds easy, right!? As a mom of five, building a business, and a full time student, I will be the first to say it's easy to get lost in the day-to-day duties. From the moment I wake up until the time I go to bed, I feel like I don't stop moving (and that's probably because I don't). After a while I start to realize, "oh, hey, you need to do something for you!" As a mom, I felt a little guilty taking time for myself, but it is so important! To be the best mother and wife I can be, I try to set aside a few minutes a day to gather myself. Sometimes that is 10 minutes and sometimes it can be 30. I know as a new mom, making time for yourself and your relationship is SO important!

I love painting my toes! I don't go to a salon. Crazy, I know. For me, I enjoy doing this myself. Others prefer going somewhere and getting them done. Whichever you prefer, take the time to do it. Not only does it give you some time to yourself, but it makes you feel good, too!

Another favorite is soaking in the bath. I grab my favorite bath bomb or herbs, close the door, and relax for 20-30 minutes. Sometimes I will listen to music (which helps with or without the bath). 

Going for a walk is also helpful. Not only does the exercise help, but listening to the trees blowing in the wind or the birds chirping is very peaceful. I don't need a long walk. Two or three times around the block usually does the trick. 

Other things I enjoy doing to regroup: photography (of course), sewing, baking, crafting, and Starbucks! Yes, a good cup of Pike Place makes me feel like a million bucks!