The Importance of Alone Time for Moms

This week has been a difficult one. Aside from Daddy A being away for another training, The Princess also got sick with the flu. I haven’t had any proper sleep (proper = more than two hours)┬ásince I have to wake up every now and then to check on the little girl whose clogged nose and mucus-y cough is getting worse. On top of that, my work load in my work-from-home job has been crazy! I cannot understand, of all the weeks, why all the problems had to come this week — but, being the project manager, I had to deal with all the issues. Hence, no sleep for this momma.

Fortunately, Daddy A is coming home today. I will not lie to you; I am a bit angry at the fact that he left even if he knew that The Princess is sick and we don’t have a helper to assist me the whole week. I remember asking him to stay, but he refused. *shakes head in disappointment* Still, I’m glad he’s coming home. I will finally have time to get my much needed rest and alone time.


I haven’t had that for quite some time now. No wonder I feel like an extremely grumpy zombie mother!

According to Why You Must Have Time Alone by Katrina Kenison, alone time can help the mind and body renew themselves. It can aid in recollecting — refocusing — ourselves after all that we’ve put ourselves through. In solitude, the article says, we rediscover what makes us feel alive. What drives us.

I cannot wait to spend some time alone and un-zombify myself! Everyone — especially moms — needs to recharge every now and then, yes?

Do you allot time for yourself? What do you usually do during alone time?

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