How To Make Time For Yourself as a Busy Mom

When you are a working mom the pace of life is relentless and sometimes you feel as though you barely stop and have any time to yourself.

But it is important to try and make time for yourself so that you are looking after your own mental wellbeing as well as those of the family.

After all, they will need you, so you want to be in a good positive state to be able to care for your family. So if you are in need of some suggestions, here is what you can do to make time for yourself. 

How To Make Time For Yourself as a Busy Mom

1. Have a Relaxing Bath 

Make yourself a nice hot bubble bath so you can have a relaxing soak. It will be great for relieving any tension in your muscles and will help to create a calming atmosphere for you to relax in.

You can add some essential oils and scented candles to the room to really encourage relaxation. 

2. Cook a Meal You Enjoy 

Cooking can be a good relaxing hobby when you are not pressured for time. You may have a favorite meal that you have not cooked in a while that you could prepare.

Ideally, it will be something that does not take hours to prepare so that you can then sit down and enjoy what you have made.  

How To Make Time For Yourself as a Busy Mom

3. Have a Good Declutter 

Having a good tidy and declutter can be good for your mental wellbeing and help to keep your home in tip-top condition.

It can be tricky at times when you have little ones running around making a mess, but you will feel more in control if you are able to keep your home nice and tidy.

It can be quite therapeutic to organize your possessions and get rid of any items you no longer need.

WatchBox will buy your watch if you have one that is in good condition, which is far better than just throwing it away. 

4. Read a Book 

Reading is a great way to escape from your everyday duties and explore another world. It is a great bit of escapism to be able to get lost in a story.

So if you can’t remember the last time you picked up a book then why not give this a go to help you relax.

5. Go For a Walk 

Getting outdoors in the fresh air and doing some exercise is certainly a good way to boost your mood and get your endorphins kicking in.

Even if it is just for a brisk walk, you will feel better in yourself for getting out of the house for a little bit and will feel more motivated to tackle the rest of the day. 

Overall it is important that you remember to look after your own wellbeing and make time for yourself. 

Julie Higgins
Julie is a Staff Writer at She has been working in publishing houses before joining the editorial team at momooze. Julie's love and passion are topics around beauty, lifestyle, hair and nails.