There is a new line we tend to use a lot lately in my family. It seems more of an — excuse my family, we’re trying our best — kind of excuse. The line is “There is always somebody crying in our house.” And I’ll tell you, to be honest, it’s not always the kids ?.
What I’m learning more and more every day is the importance of having time to myself. This time is so hard to come by in a home filled with adorable and demanding children, crying for attention, but it sometimes takes a little extra effort to get a few extra moments of alone time.
As a woman, even more so a wife and mother, but even just as a human being, we desperately need to remember the importance of private time.
If you are starting to get to the point you need a breather, ask your husband and/or baby sitter to watch the kids for a couple hours. I usually like to take this time and spend with God in either, prayer, worship or my bible.
Look for a space you can be by yourself. A room in your house, the car for a drive or under the tree in your backyard. Find something relaxing and stress free to occupy your time. Maybe it’s baking in the kitchen or taking a nap in your bed. Don’t let yourself get to a breaking point before taking time for you.