Cultivating Guilt-Free ‘me time’ as a Modern Mother
Nurturing a child may be fulfilling and joyful, but it can also be all-consuming, and one of the first things to go is that all important “me time” date in the diary.
Modern society leaves women feeling, overstretched, overworked and ultimately, overwhelmed. Add a child or two into the equation and it’s easy to see how mothers can quickly feel close to running on empty.
Societal conditioning has many mothers thinking “What kind of mum puts her own needs ahead of her children’s?”. The truth of the matter is, a very good one as practicing regular self-care actually makes you a better parent. This conclusion is summarised by the famous saying “you can’t pour from an empty cup”, so Great British Mama’s its time to top up yours!
Below are some nurturing suggestions for your self-care date in the diary and how to make it happen.
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Perhaps you’ve come across some of our job vacancies and wondered what working for a high profile family. Whilst the customs and expectations of each private household differ somewhat, there are some key cues to jot down in your nanny notebook ahead of starting a new position.
Teaching children an attitude of gratitude involves helping them to view their reality from a perspective of appreciation and abundance. If we are able to nurture this skill within the mind-set of children from a young age their quality of life will forever be enriched.
Drawing is an especially important outlet for children who do not yet have the verbal skills to communicate their feelings. Through your child’s art you are able to catch a glimpse into their rich internal world whilst conversely they are able to develop concentration, thought-processing and motor skills.