Moms cannot keep giving if her gas tank is empty. She needs to be refilled spiritually, physically and emotionally. Here are some of the ways I refill my emotional tank.
watch your favorite tv show in a room with the door shut
a long bath or shower
read a book
do your nails
give yourself a facial
Go out for a cup of coffee or soft drink with a friend or by yourself
See a matinee or dollar movie
rent a dvd that no one else in your house will watch but you love
buy a magazine and go to the park and read under a tree
join a group that shares an interest with you: a book club, Bible study, garden club, extension club, bridge club
facial at a spa
eat out with friends
go shopping and DON'T buy anything for the kids . Buy yourself a CD, perfume, outfit or new shoes!
Meet your husband for breakfast or lunch without the kids!
RETREATS: I Retreat Once a Month!
spend the night at a friends house
visit a family member over night
find a sitter for the kids and take hubby to another town and remember how to go out and have FUN.
get in touch with old friends and meet for a night or weekend
attend attachment conference with hubby
Seminar info: http://www.attachment.org/Seminars.htm