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  • #8500

    Being a SAHM I always feel guilty taking time for myself. I feel like being home is my job and I need to be on 24-7….what do you do for yourself?

  • #8553

    I workout before everyone wakes up every single day. It is the best me-time.

    • #22752

      My goal is to start waking up before my kids do. I think that would help me start my day out on a better foot. Have time to shower and have a cup of coffee without feeling like I’m neglecting my kids at all, and not feeling guilty. It would be great to start the day out without jumping right into “Mom” duties. Making this a reality would mean getting to bed earlier though which is a challenge!

    • #35652

      Same here. I do my workouts early in the morning or sometimes late at night. I’ve tried doing it during the day and it was madness.Have to find loopholes to do anything now. Lol

    • #45469

      I wake up early to drink a cup of coffee alone!

    • #61340

      Oh Mama, read a magazine. Take a candle lit bubble bath, a late night walk.. just time to breathe

    • #61370

      I also workout in the morning before the rest of the family gets up. Makes me feel better and it wakes me up. Great way to start the day. I usually am finished working out about a half hour before everyone is up so I also enjoy a hot cup of coffee in peace!

    • #71439

      that is the best time to work out before everyone gets up. ME time is very important to us moms

    • #82088

      Me too

    • #87194

      This is my me-time daily. I enjoy working out and it gives me energy to start my day. I workout when I drop off my two older kiddos at school and the baby is still home with my husband, asleep. This gives me a couple hours to work out and work on myself.

  • #11071

    I have one day a week where my son goes to bed very early (we skip his nap that day) and I use that time to either do my nails, catch up on my favorite show or get a workout in. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. I’m sure a parent, spouse, sibling, friend, or babysitter would be willing to give you some time to get out by yourself. If you’re unsure, why not start with small increments (like a one hour yoga class) and work your way up to dinner and a movie, or even a weekend getaway. Maybe make it a traditional that when you go out, you bring the kids home a little trinket. That way they may even look forward to you getting out of the house sometimes!

  • #11128

    i just drink some coffee and cut some coupons

  • #11132

    i go for long walk’s and explore nature. i also listen to music and journal for my me time. I also love to take pictures for my me time.

  • #11145

    I work out, I usually do an hour on the elliptical and 3 x a week I will do light weights, it gives me a sense of accomplishment and I am able to handle the day so much better.

  • #11239

    I spend the time when my children are sleeping to do whatever I want. I usually just watch some TV or read a book.

  • #11420

    I have 3 kids so I don’t have much “me” time but once in a blue moon I like to go get pampered at the spa and have a pedicure and get my nails done,

  • #12031

    I just recently started back working 4 days a week however my hours are short. (3 days are 4 hour shifts and 1 day is 8 hour shift) I consider that some of “me time” however, I take nice warm baths here and there to help relax and have a little break. I don’t spend no more than 30 mins taking a bath and using a bath bomb or whatever I would like. I don’t really spend money on myself so a bath is nice.

  • #12595

    Usually, I read books or go into sport like running.

  • #12644

    I enjoy just watching TV or to go for a walk somewhere. It’s the best rest for me.

  • #13044

    My guilty pleasure is online slot machines, lol, I can’t help it, I just love them!!!! At least mine are free!! 😃

  • #13095

    I usually try to get me time and when I do I turn on the radio and lay on the bed and try to relax before it starts all over again

  • #13450

    I sleep, Take a long bubble bath, work on my blog, work out go for walks when hubby is home to watch the kids

  • #14607

    Take a pamper evening and try to relieve some of the stress from the day. This doesn’t happen very often but when it does it provides a therapeutic experience.

  • #14716

    I take my son to my moms where I can focus on my online classes. Its not relaxing me time, but it always makes me miss him.

  • #15035

    I try to meditate every chance I get and my oldest son is trying to get me to try YOGA because I have progressive RA and a bad,COPD,Im on Oxygen at night and as neede and I have to have surgery this Monday,he worries about me,he said that YOGA and Meditation is helping him and hie fiance so im going to give it a try,I cant get in the floor or nothing but he said their is chair YOGA and others YOGA I can try,does anyone out their havr any suggestions for me because I dont know what to do.Thanks Kim Houston

    • #32866

      If I get the chance, with 4 kids, age 17,10,5, and 2, and just recently becoming a stay at home mom, with a husband that works 6 12-14 hour days, and mutliple chronic illnesses, so multiple doctors appointments, plus multiple extracurriculars my kids are involved in, I work on my side business. I make crafts, lamps, decor items, etc from empty liquor and wine bottles from my previous workplace. Also, I coupon. So really I’m technically working ALL the time, but with this many kids, our amount of bills, and my medical costs, I enjoy finding any and every way to save and make money for our family, so we don’t have to scrimp, scrape, and barely get by every week😊

  • #15255

    I know it sounds like it not for me since when I blog I get things for the family and test out products enter sweeps and such but that truly is what I do for my down time. I meet great people who have the same freebie hunting hobby. I also take photos and go on photography walks with a photogroup i am part of and I mentor other parents because giving back is my way of saying I’m not alone and I found calling in helping others. I also like to write and get crafty

  • #15611

    I do romwod and it helps.

  • #15612

    I like to sit back and watch a good movie with no interuptions.

  • #15623

    heyy

  • #15624

    hmmm

  • #15786

    I love gardening, crafting, making salves. Sometimes I get to sneak away and go to a yoga class. This what I do in my me time.

  • #15837

    Walking, reading, crossword puzzles

  • #15843

    I read a book and have a bath usually. Or I go to the gym.

  • #15846

    jugging or walking

  • #15856

    moisturize and tv, and the occasional face mask 🙂

  • #15858

    I am a stay at home mom and I try to work out 5 days a week. I do it while the kids are playing so they see that this is mommy’s time. They love watching me and they enjoy being with me and I get a good work out at the same time.

  • #15885

    Ugh, this is something I try to do but fail terribly. I try to make things and I love to customize items. But to be honest, by the time I do everything that needs to be done, I am just ready for bed.

  • #15892

    drink some coffee and complete some quests
    !!!

  • #15895

    sit and look at facebook posts

  • #15945

    I’m in college, so I work on school work. Lol

  • #16025

    Try to use the bathroom by myself for 10 mins without interruptions. Seems simple enough right? LOL. But I try to walk when I’m at work and enjoy the weather. I also take the long way home sometimes 🙂

  • #16149

    Occasionally I go out to eat alone, and it is glorious. Usually, I go in my bedroom and read for a little while or write on my blog. Nothing extravagant, but enough to unwind.

  • #16275

    now my mom helps me with my daughter so I have a little more time, before it was just the university and the baby now I go to the gym half an hour and then I try to take time to read that helps me a lot to relax my mind and stress or any problem

  • #16282

    Through the support of a dear friend, she helped me recognize that going to the gym is important if I want to be in better health. This has become my “me-time”!

  • #16777

    Cross word books

  • #17017

    I enjoy a little free time in the garage working on my hobbies of race cars

  • #17594

    so interesting

  • #17677

    I don’t know what me time is presay but I try to get stuff done when the kid’s r napping or try to nap with them. Try to put a movie on for the kids and get on here for a bit before cleaning cooking or daily chores

  • #18070

    I relax with a vibrating pillow on my neck and a good book on most days. Other times, I binge watch shows and have myself a borage of snacks wishing I was on vacation somewhere else–LOL…

  • #18976

    I am trying to work out 5 days a week. The kids are playing and I am just putting on a DVD and lay down a mat and do my fitness exercises. The kids love to watch me and it is my me time!

  • #20584

    Drink coffee and do some yoga.

  • #21001
    Deb
    Deb

    I always make time for a good workout. Kickboxing is my favorite and we have a great group of friends.

  • #21137

    Read cook books.

  • #21223

    Just started getting back into crafting, working on making string art pictures. Also I am a couponer, love saving money for my family which allows me to be a SAHM, and binge watching tv shows on Hulu or Netflix.

  • #21515

    I like drink tea to help me relaxing.

  • #21545

    I have been doing a 15 minute yoga every morning. It makes me fee good and is a good jump start to my day!

  • #21689

    we would love to watch together and I would sing songs to her. She would give me less trantums when I do that. also teaching her words and let her focus gives her a smile

  • #21864

    Relax and watching TV.

  • #22458

    I like go to hiking to help me release my stress.

  • #22489

    I like to run (which in my case is like a walk with a bounce), walk or hike. But technically none of those things are things I get to do alone. I’m either baby wearing or running with the jogging stroller. But as far as something thats “for me” those are my go-tos!

  • #22624

    I either workout or take a nice bubble bath after everyone is sleeping.

  • #22957

    I try to wake up and get a workout in before the rest of the house is up and running because I know that after everyone’s up I am on full time! That hour alone in the early morning helps relieve stress and gets me energized for the rest of the day.

  • #22980

    Mani pedi!

  • #23247

    I try to take a long soak in the tub at least 3x per week. one hour just for myself. Doesn’t always work as not only to the kids and grandson knock on the door bu my two Maine coon kitties think bath-time is share time

  • #24099

    I totally know what you mean. I do too. but I also know that to be the best mom you can be for your kiddos you need to be the best you for YOU. I find some tea and a good read is also nice. I love to Pinterest also it gives me ideas for things to do with the kiddos and cleaning and dinner ideas. so I’m not completely “wasting” my time. as a SAHM our jobs are so different from others we are with our children 24-7. it can make you a little crazy. so its important to find time to cool down and remember that you are not JUST a SAHM. You are everything.

  • #24249

    My ‘me time’ is going for a long walk or gardening!

  • #24993

    I love to read magazine.

  • #25029

    great product

  • #25713

    Love Taking Time For Me To Just Run & Hike A Hour A Day , Its Help Me Relieve Stress , Clear My Mind , Breathe In Some Healthy Fresh Air L:)

  • #26058

    I take time out for myself as much as possible. I read a book, exercise, and drink me a cup of coffee on the patio. Sometimes driving to the store by yourself, or taking a long drive.

  • #26216

    I, sometimes, just hide in the bathroom for “me time”. Just lock the door, sit in the floor and breathe. It works for that time being, and I haven’t lost my mind (completely) yet so… 😁

    • #26371

      I love that you said “hide in the bathroom”. I totally have done that also. I sometimes will sit in the bathroom for a few minutes to have “me time” also. Sometimes you just need a little break from the kids

  • #26431

    mani pedi for sure! at the salon or at home

  • #26470

    I will visit the salon or work on my businesses. I also try to do yoga and some fitness.

  • #26849

    i will try to do yoga and some fitness.

  • #28005

    My ‘me’ time is after the kids go to bed. I grab a glass of wine and watch my DVR shows from the night before. 3 days a week I take a bubble bath (if the week is that bad I take one every night).

  • #31943

    sleep. i know pathetic right? but honestly im so exhausted by the time my husband gets home sometimes he lets me shower and go to bed early

  • #32178

    walk

  • #32306

    I go and watch some Netflix movies

  • #32404

    Me time is very important. Even bathroom time alone is hard to do. My two year old and 11 year old seems to want to follow me into the bathroom. I embrace that I call them my bathroom buddies. When I go to the bathroom I say “bathroom buddies unite” I figure if they will do it i may as well have fun with it. But if your child takes a nap or if your lucky enough to have a sitter, or even an older sibling to just chill out and play with the younger ones you should take a bath, go read a book, or whatever you enjoy. Even if it’s for 15 minutes. Maybe your partner or spouse can watch the kiddos while mom has me time. Or try to talk with everyone and say hey for (any given amount of time) we each are going to do our own thing. Play, read, tv, clean, exercise, just whatever floats your boat. Good luck on your journey!

  • #32620

    What I do for me time is watch a movie or t.v. show.

  • #32624
    Mel
    Mel

    I have to have at least some me time. I’m no good really if I am over tired or irritated. Me time definitely helps that.

  • #32908

    MD.

    Try to relax when everyone else sleeping,

  • #33835

    waking up one hour before anybody wakes up meditate and do yoga, make my coffee then start the cruces, and when every body go night night i stay up for one hour of me time and meditate
    never underestimate the power of meditation

  • #33900

    Great

  • #34271

    Travel alone

  • #34280

    We have a moms day once or twice a month and go out and have fun, grabbing lunch and drinks. It’s a great time to share what is going on in our lives! And share new things we have tried and done.

  • #34286

    Great idea

  • #34498

    exercise, read. there are also online classes or apps you can use/take to learn things

  • #34516

    My real me time is rare, but when it happens it’s a nap in the middle of the day. I usually don’t get enough sleep most days. Before drifting to sleep I use my lavender eye pillow, few deep breaths to fully relax. That is a one hour rejuvenating nap.

  • #35288

    I walk about 5 miles at a time 3 days a week…Love it!

  • #35957

    I like to go to events that are catered to women, etc. I have a hubby and two boys so my time is spent doing things the whole family can enjoy. So I love to go to beauty, fitness and empowerment events by myself.

  • #36874

    Nothing really, but I would like to start! Maybe I could start going to bed earlier and waking up before my toddler does. I would love to go for a walk in the morning.

  • #36949

    crossfit

  • #37397

    I try to get an afternoon at least every other week where I drop the kiddos off or get a baby sitter so I can get things done or just have a moment to take a breather

  • #38912

    My group and I would love to try these

  • #39992

    I read every night after I put the kids to bed. Also 1 night a week my boyfriend takes the kids out to do something w/out me (ie dinner, playground, movie) and I use this time to go get a pedicure (every 2 wks). The inbetween weeks I use the time to soak in the tub. Also it may not seem like me time but sometimes I use my time to do laundry or get other things done around the house w/out the kids being there under my feet.

  • #40095

    I really do eat healthy

  • #43470

    i love to just watch tv and catch up on things i missed

  • #43648

    I watch my favorite shows and go out with girl friends like once a month 😀

  • #44302

    I browse the internet to get my shopping done while my kids are doing their online homeschool and the laundry is going but the online shopping is my me time

  • #44572

    i enjoy catching up on my favorite tv shows that i have on my dvr

  • #45467

    I love to crochet. Mostly once the kids are asleep but it is a creative outlet for me and might even earn me some money back one day!

  • #45567

    this one is awesome.

  • #45581

    i love to take care of my skin and binge watch my tv programs

  • #45805

    I meditate. I also do crystal Healing and Yoga. I take a bubble bath. SELF CARE is my “me time”.

  • #45988

    I stretch, do yoga, read a book, and browse online!

  • #46737

    i just love to have quiet time

  • #46943

    I have a lake located close to my home I go to the lake and let my love run around and I take in the scenery even though I’m not alone that’s my me time

  • #47017

    grab lunch or get a pedicure

  • #51388

    For me my “Me Time” means just relax do meditation, go to gym for an hour, listen to my favorite Bollywood songs. I love my family and its possible only when I am fit, positive and happy.

  • #52270

    i relax and binge watch my tc shows to catch up on them

  • #52695

    thanks

  • #53843

    I enjoy taking long walks in the morning and turn come back to a fresh cup of coffee and a rejuvenating shower.

  • #56224

    Getting up and getting it in early is the only way. Then you never have to feel guilty because everyone needs to get in some alone time. Then, in the long run, you’re happier and if mama’s happy everybody’s happy.

  • #57124

    Take a nice long bath, read a magazine or a long walk

  • #57271

    I take some time out to enjoy my morning coffee, workout, and I also enjoy gardening.

  • #59594

    Ha I wish my partner wont even let me shower with out Takeing the baby

  • #59859

    Do my nails, facemasks, bubble baths

  • #60336

    I sneak in a nap whenever I can. I work the overnight shift and have 3 young children at home, so I am ALWAYS tired. I rejuvenate myself with naps and quiet time.

  • #61006

    I wake up at 5:00 every morning and jog for minimum of a mile.It helps me get energized for the day

  • #61073

    Working out and cooking. I love to cook!

  • #61983
    Mel
    Mel

    Many things. I like to read, work out, go for walks, be out in nature. Be with my animals (that still count for “me” time, right? 😉 )

  • #62345

    As a stay at home mom things can be tough so for me time i like to sit on the couch with a glass of wine and catch up on my shows of course doing this when its nice and quite and the kids are sleeping.

  • #62399

    I spend a little time reading or watching a favorite show either first thing in the am or in the evening after kids go to bed because I always feel guilty taking me time since it’s my job to take care of the kids and the house. People always tell me I shouldn’t feel that way but it’s hard not too.

  • #62904

    i spend my me time reading and also catching up on my tv programs i record i love the hallmark mysteries and movie channel it is so wholesome and i love lifetime i am always recoding movies from there plus we have amazon prime and alspo hulu whcih are great also for all kind of things and tehn i am always making sure i take care of my skin witha skin care rountine which is so important at any age

  • #62945

    am walking in the morning

  • #64262

    Currently on maternity leave with the new baby. “me time” is really sleep time.

  • #65127

    For me time, I;m usually curled up somewhere quiet with a book. Or just daydreaming about being on vacation! 😀

  • #65577

    I enjoy sitting in a quite corner of the couch and reading a good book.

  • #67485

    Same here, I’m a SAHM as well. I shower, relax and watch Netflix.

  • #67507

    I always think I’d love to take a bath before bed….but then I always opt for the extra sleep and just go to bed! :-/

  • #68190

    I have anxiety and really don’t like to get away from my kids, but when I need a break, usually taking a nice, hot bath helps me feel recharged.

  • #68199

    I DO YOGA AND MEDITATION IN A QUIET ROOM, AWAY FROM ALL THE STRESS OF PEOPLE, HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF THE DAY TO DAY . I SPEND ABOUT 45 MINUTES IN THIS ROOM EVERY DAY, I HAVE MY WATER, SNACK, AND MUSIC TO KEEP ME FOCUSED.

  • #68242

    In my me time when my kids are in school, I read my favorite book with a cup of hot tea. Or I might watch an episode on Netflix. I ease my stress a lot. 🙂

  • #68864

    I wake up extra early so that I can drink my coffee, watch a little bit of the news, and complete my daily workout before everyone wakes up. Then about once a month or every other month I have a ‘girls’ day/night out with my friends.

  • #70177

    Hot bath with LUSH..LARGE glass of wine and some relaxing music with the door closed! Nothing Better in this world!

  • #71434

    set down and watch tv or look on the web for things to buy

  • #71575

    Love working out and getting it in early is the ONLY way. I’m up usually before everyone anyway so the workout comes first and then the rest of the day seems to run a lot smoother. If I ever miss a day then it all goes to poop! Nothing goes right then. That’s my me time

  • #73197

    i like to go to starbucks, have a coffee, read a book, or just surf through my phone.

  • #73761

    I am in the similar situation, and I love going for walks outside. We live near a pond, so the ducks, geese, fish, and herons make me feel better.

  • #73810

    i love to take my dogs for a walk and i live in a rural area and we get to see all kinds of animals and i enjooy reading audobiographys and we did have ducks and chickens at one time and just loved the fresah eggs

  • #74755

    Great idea.

  • #75105

    i love to read and watch tv

  • #75788

    grt ideas

  • #76145

    I love to do yoga to relax myself.

  • #77186

    i love being online

  • #78286

    I usually read or watch tv. Get out with my friends once in a great while.

  • #78470

    These are such good ideas. Just small things can make a world of difference.

  • #78538

    I am sorry to say that I do not have any me time, and if I do I just lay on my bed and keep thinking of what I should be doing instead of relaxing

  • #78719

    i love to pamper myself

  • #78740

    Nothing lol

  • #79032

    i love to pamper my skin

  • #80001

    I really used to resent the entire SAHM stereotype. The “what do you do all day” questions….now that I am volunteering 25 hours a week and still doing everything at home, I see I contribute much more to the household and demand the appreciation and respect for it!!! Me time is a girls night out and a wine class twice a month!

  • #81768

    i enjoy sepnding time taking care of my skin and watching tv and just enjoying alone time

  • #81980
    Mel
    Mel

    Play with my pets & take care of them, read books, workout, watch movies, watch YouTube, learn new things/research.

  • #82214

    Take a hot bubble bath, with a glass of wine and some of your favorite music….dim the lights and light some candles!!!

  • #82459

    If I get me time at home, I take a long bath with lots of bubbles or practice baking. I want to be good at baking from scratch. If I get out of the house, I just grab a coffee and sit outside somewhere or go to the mall and just window shop.

  • #83200

    I go grocery shopping alone lol

  • #86147

    I do baths once to twice a week to have some me relaxation time. I make it fun and get new bubble bath and bath bombs to mix it up

  • #86479

    I go for lots of walks

  • #86484

    I am a stay at home mom, I currently am in college also though. So my me time is the three days that I have class and when I’m there. I love to learn and have a set goal on what i want to do for the future, so I love doing this my me time, even though I only get it for 3 hours 3 days a week. I also sometimes take strolls outside when I get the time to.

  • #87112

    crafting for me!

  • #88175

    I go shopping by myself and really take my time to look at everything that I want to. I am usually rushed by kids wanting this and that or needing to just get in and out quickly. I find it relaxing to take my time.

  • #89476

    Bubble bath and relaxing.

  • #89800

    I walk to do my grocery shopping amd that is the only me time I can afford and still get shamed for it from MIL 🙁

  • #89810

    I do wake up earlier than the rest of my family for starters. Usually I go shopping, maybe the library sometimes I go to the lake and just a locale walk. My me time is mainly to clear my mind and get refocused. Sometimes I feel its important to put yourself first cause if your burned out the stress level can me intolerable. You cant be of any help to anyone else if your not taking care of you.

  • #89873

    I get up before my kids so that I have some quiet time. I use this time to read my Bible and study. Once the kids are up, if I need to relax for a few minutes I work on my crochet or read a book for fun.

  • #91018

    I like to do crafts and I have my own photography page on Instagram…
    It’s nice to know I’m good at things other than just being a mom and wife 😀

  • #91220

    I recently have taken better steps to overall wellness but have spent years making excuses. So – 2 times a week, I have a personal trainer come to my home and work with me for 1 hour. It has been an amazing decision and worth the money. That workout 2 x a week has transformed my eating habits, given me more energy/strength, and the boost I needed to move on the path to wellness.

  • #93437

    Since I’m a mom of 3. Me time is a luxury. But I do go to the gym 5 days a week. This is my Zen place. The only place where I’m actually alone. Most women might say, the nail salon or beauty parlor. Not for me, My 10 year daughter like to come with me and get pampered too.

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