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Become a better parent by taking a little ‘me-time’.

Being a parent is tough. You have a busy schedule, and it can be too easy to give in to exhaustion. You give everything you have to your children, to provide the best life for them. But, in giving so much of yourself to others, you are probably neglecting the most important person–you.

You can only give what you have inside. In order to be the best parent you can be, you must take care of yourself first! Rapid City mom, Courtney Holzer states, “I used to not believe that ‘me-time’ was that important, but in the last couple years I have realized that it is huge. If I take a little time to myself I am a way better wife, mother, and a nicer person in general.”

Take control of your own success by starting small. Make daily commitments and stick with them. Try the following ideas:

 

 1) COMMIT TO YOURSELF

Start with 10 minutes a day to do something just for you, with no interruptions. Pick a few mains goals for your week and write them down. Then visualize your week going just the way you want.

 

 

2) MAKE SPECIFIC PLANS

Alisha Butterfield, local Rapid City mom states, “It is really easy to visit with a friend and say we should get together sometime–and then sometime never comes. I find it works a lot better to ask someone, ‘Does Tuesday work for you?’ and then go.” The more specific you are when making plans, the better chance you will actually do them!

 

 

3) DON’T GIVE UP

Let’s face it–there will be days where things don’t go the way you planned. It may take re-committing daily to accomplish the changes you would like to see. If you fall into old routines, pick yourself up and start fresh right where you are. Don’t dwell on your mistakes–celebrate successes, no matter how small.

 

 

One sure way to create the kind of family life you want is to make daily choices that take you in the right direction. Don’t wait, commit to a little ‘me-time’ today–you and your family are worth it!

 

 

A Little Commitment
Written by Andrea Thompson 

 

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