This can be daunting. If you think of the amount of tasks a mamma undertakes in 24 hour period, you could be hard pushed to find any substantialamount of time that could actually be used as leisure time.
What's more, it is very hard to justify spending any money on yourself when your household is on a tight budget.
However, you have to start somewhere. Often, with the smallest of steps.
This morning, when our little lad was napping, I stood outside in the back garden with a hot cup of tea and took a good old look at how the leaves are changing their colours now that autumn is here.
I noticed the rich rowan berries, the odd squirrel scamper, and heard the trees rustle in the breeze. The air smelt of cold earth, and I could also hear some gentle bird song.
I couldn't see any washing up, laundry to be sorted, or toys to be tidied up. It was just lovely to exist in a garden in the peace and quiet.
If you don't have access to a garden, then try simply sticking your head out of window for five minutes, and listen to the sounds around you. Headspace is invaluable - grab it where you can.
The cost? A cup of tea. The effect? A five minutes of tranquillity, Priceless.
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