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5 Reasons Mothers Need A Break From Kids Atleast Once A Year

5 Reasons Mothers Need A Break From Kids Atleast Once A Year

Moms are always caught up with household chores and caring for kids. They hardly find any time for themselves.

Raising kids is a joyous experience for every mother. They believe that they are the generals of their household leading the troops at home. From cooking to dropping kids at school, mothers do everything they can to make sure their kids are well and comfortable. However, in a long day of running around to fulfill the needs of their children and partners, mothers often find themselves in a tough spot, not able to eat a meal properly or even have a relaxing cup of tea.

“Maintaining the basic day-to-day with no extraordinary circumstances, keeping all those balls in the air, is a really demanding endeavor, and it leaves very little time for moms to be able to have fun, relax, rest and have downtime,” says, Aimee Danielson, director of the Women’s Mental Health Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in the district, according to NY Post.

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Bombarded with social media pressures of being the perfect mother, they put their children before them, avoiding their needs for their children's wants. Going to the gym or spending an evening with some friends have no place in their busy schedules, changing their whole life into an unpaid full-time job. 

As strange as it may sound to some of us, mothers do need a break from their timeless schedules. Like any other job, they need a vacation from their motherly obligations.  Here are a few reasons why mothers need a break from their kids. 

1. Has a positive impact on her relationship with kids

There is nothing more rewarding to a mother than to love and take care of their children's needs and wants. But it is undeniable that mothers too feel exhausted and tired of their daily household chores. Taking a vacation will allow mothers to relax and enjoy some time of their own away from the chaos at home. Moreover, it will give an opportunity for children who take mothers for granted to appreciate the sacrifices they do for them. 

2. It will help change the family atmosphere

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Resolving household issues and constantly figuring out what is best for their children, mothers end up tired and stressed out. Caught up with hectic schedules at work, they find it impossible to maintain a happy, high-spirited mood all the time. Their mood changes are often reflected in the overall atmosphere at home. So, a vacation can positively affect the family environment.  A break will allow a mother to regain a positive attitude and good mood which in turn will keep the entire family happy. 

3. She will enjoy her responsibilities

Taken aback by the mundane lifestyle and the lack of appreciation from their children, mothers often lose interest and perform their responsibilities just for the sake of it. However, a vacation will give them the time to realize the importance of their kids in their life and make them more enthusiastic about their family responsibilities as a mother. The duties which they thought were a "must" as a mother will change into their "wants."

4. She will be reminded to take care of herself too

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When women become mothers, they forget themselves. Their children become the most important part of their life and everything starts to revolve around them. So caught up in providing them with the best, mothers forget their needs and wants in life. A little rest time away from home will enable them to focus on them. It will give them the opportunity to reflect on herself and will bring harmony to her mind and soul. 

5. She is not just a mother but a woman

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Having a family has changed her, but that does not deny the fact that she is still a woman who deserves some time off to go out shopping or have a crazy night with her friends. In the race to become perfect mothers, most women forget that they too deserve to have some fun times. Partners should remember that guilt-free vacations will allow her to recharge and rejuvenate her spirit. 

Children are primary for all mothers, however, a little focus on oneself can actually help not just her but the whole family. If you are a mother, feel free to take a relaxing vacation, because you deserve it. 

Reference:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-importance-of-self-care-motherhood_b_5829e746e4b02b1f5257a684

https://www.parents.com/parenting/moms/healthy-mom/self-care-for-moms-why-its-important-to-make-it-a-priority/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/on-parenting/in-defense-of-a-parents-day-off/2017/01/23/270ffafc-d8f2-11e6-b8b2-cb5164beba6b_story.html?utm_term=.8e4721c773a4