In case you needed an excuse, psychologists say we should be taking regular ‘mum-cations’ to recharge from the daily grind of motherhood.
Getting up to tots at all hours, balancing work, cooking – it all takes its toll. And now we’re being told unplugging from motherhood will help us be better mums.
Ditch the guilt
Psychology professor Dr Nava Silton says the constant demands of motherhood can be overwhelming.
“Motherhood can be very stressful. Whether it’s financial stresses, time stresses, just trying to get a whole lot done in a very short period of time,” she told Fox5. “I think it’s really important for mothers to be rejuvenated and refreshed.”
The best way to do recharge your mum-batteries? Grab your besties and head off for a mum-cation. It’s a chance to hold conversations without being interrupted, eat meals in peace and reconnect with your tribe.
Dr Silton says it’s worth kicking the mum-guilt and jetting off. The break won’t just benefit you, but your whole family.
“It’s very important for kids to see that balance that ideally needs to be achieved in a family situation,” Dr Silton says.
She says a mum-cation can be anywhere from a couple of days to a week. So, what are you waiting for?
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