Relaxing Ways to Get “Me” time For Parents

As a parent, finding time for yourself can be difficult. And, ironically, when you do get a moment away, it can be even harder to decide what to do with yourself since you're so used to taking care of kids all day! 😅

Although infrequent for most parents, “me” time is not to be taken for granted. Getting time to rest is so important for everyone. So, next time you’ve got a few moments to yourself, try one of these 10 relaxing self care activities! 🧘🏼‍♀️

1. Take some time to breathe

Close your eyes, and take a few deep breaths. It will relax your body and clear your head. I promise, it isn’t a waste of time. ☺️

2. Give yourself a manicure or pedicure

You don’t have to spend an hour at the nail salon to feel pampered. Soak your feet in the tub for a few minutes or take some time to file your nails. 💅🏽

3. Cook yourself a meal

When you’re spending all day keeping little ones fed, it can be easy to forget to feed yourself. Take a few minutes to cook yourself one of your favorite meals, and enjoy it! 🍽

4. Utilize your California Beach Blanket

Having a few moments to yourself at your favorite spot is a true luxury after becoming a parent. Grab your California Beach Blanket and take a load off. 😎

5. Listen to your favorite album or podcast

Pop in some headphones and play one of your favorite albums or podcasts. You might just gain a newfound appreciation for some of your favorite musicians. 🎶

6. Go for a walk

Walking is a great way to clear your head and decompress. Take a stroll down your street to reset your mind and even get some exercise. 🙌🏼

7. Read a book

Holding a good book and reading through it is one of the best ways to feel present and grounded. You may only knock out a few pages but it’ll be worth your while. 📚

8. Do some journaling

What better way to embrace “me” time than taking a minute to write down some of your goals and aspirations. Remind yourself of your “why” or just do a brain dump and write out everything that’s sitting on your mind. 📝

9. Enjoy nature

Go outside and spend some time in nature. Studies have shown that spending time around plants and trees can improve mood and reduce stress. If you only have a few minutes to yourself, just give some water to your houseplants. 🌿

10. Do some tidying

Okay, we know that the last thing you probably want to do with your time to yourself is to clean but a little bit of tidying up can make you feel good! There’s no better feeling than relaxing in a nice, clean home. 🥰✨