尋找時間照顧自己:給繁忙媽媽的小貼士
Finding Time for Self-Care: Tips for the Busy Mom

  • 郭曉芝
  • 貼士
  • 芝心密語
  • 育兒經
  • 媽媽
  • 照顧小貼士
  • 個人興趣
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作為兩個年幼孩子的母親和企業家,我理解感到不堪重負和不斷應對多重責任的挑戰。最近,當我為兒子的學前班作業填寫「關於媽媽的一切」時,我有一個苦樂參半的時刻。其中有一個部分詢問我的嗜好,這讓我意識到我的生活圍繞著孩子和工作,很少有時間追求個人興趣。你能理解這種感受嗎?在這篇專欄文章中,我們將探索專為像我們這樣忙碌的父母量身定制的實用自我照顧小貼士。

將自我照顧作為優先事項:

首先,有意識地安排能讓你恢復活力的自我照顧活動,可以是運動、閱讀或其他追求的嗜好。為確保對自己的承諾,你可以安排不可取消的約會或活動,並設定取消費用。

給自己放鬆的許可:

記得為自己安排休閒時間。花幾個小時看你最喜歡的Netflix節目或者只是無所事事也是可以的。放鬆是工作的重要部分,它可以讓你的心理和情緒充電,最終使你在長期運作中更加專注和高效。

分配和放手:

評估可以委派給他人的任務和責任。例如,考慮批量購買食物以節省時間,並賦予你的配偶處理一些事務,例如買尿片。放下完美主義,接受伴侶的幫助,將減輕你的負擔,為自我照顧創造更多時間和能量。

利用科技進行配合:

我發現最令我困擾的是物流問題,所以我使用Google日曆與家人共享日曆,確保每個人對於日程變動或承諾有相同的了解。這確保每個人都在同一頁面上,避免衝突和溝通問題帶來的不必要壓力。

反思時間:

當一天接近尾聲時,我喜歡抽出一段時間進行祈禱或反思。這個寧靜的時刻幫助我平靜思緒,釋放任何殘留的壓力,並對生活中的祝福心存感激,然後我就可以安詳入睡。這是一個簡單的習慣,給我帶來平安,幫助我充電,應對育兒和創業帶來的美麗混亂。

在媽媽圈子中尋求支持:

與其他能夠鼓舞和激勵你的父母建立聯繫(而不是那些在最後期限前兩週才問你為什麼還沒報名的媽媽們)。擁有一位可以提供鼓勵、支持和傾我們的角和傾聽的好朋友是很重要的。將自己圍繞在相信你能力的積極影響者周圍,將提升你的信心,幫助你應對育兒的挑戰。

記住,將自我照顧作為重要事項並不自私。接受這些自我照顧的做法,善待自己,知道你在所有角色中都做得出色。不要在某一天醒來時失去自己,除了作為父母之外,你也是一個非凡的人,擁有熱情、夢想和平衡一切的韌性。擁抱自我照顧,找到屬於自己的時刻,繼續成為你非凡的自己。你能行!

As a mother of two young kids and an entrepreneur, I understand the challenges of feeling overwhelmed and constantly juggling multiple responsibilities. Recently, I had a bittersweet moment when I had to fill out “All about Mommy” for my son's prenursery assignment. One section asked about hobbies, and it made me realise that my life revolves around my kids and work, leaving little time for personal interests. Can you relate to this? In this blog post, we'll explore practical self-care tips tailored specifically for busy parents like us.
 
Making Self-Care a Priority:
Start by intentionally scheduling self-care activities that recharge you, whether a workout session, reading time, or pursuing a hobby. To ensure commitment, you can schedule non-cancellable appointments or activities with a cancellation fee.
 
Permitting Yourself to Relax:
Remember to schedule downtime for yourself. It's okay to spend a couple of hours watching your favourite Netflix show or simply doing nothing. Relaxation is an essential part of work, recharging your mental and emotional batteries, ultimately making you more present and productive in the long run.
 
Delegating and Letting Go:
Evaluate tasks and responsibilities that can be delegated to others. For instance, consider buying food in bulk to save time and empower your spouse in the errands, e.g. buying diapers. Letting go of perfectionism and embracing help from your partner will lighten your load, creating more time and energy for self-care.
 
Utilising Technology for Organization:
What I find most annoying is logistics, so I use Google Calendar to share calendars with all family members, ensuring everyone is on the same page regarding schedule changes or commitments. This ensures everyone is on the same page, avoiding conflicts and miscommunications that can cause unnecessary stress.
 
Reflection time
And as the day winds down, I find solace in ending it with prayer or reflection time. This quiet moment helps me calm my mind, release any lingering stress, and find gratitude for the blessings in my life before I drift off to sleep. It's a simple practice that brings me peace and helps me recharge for another day of juggling the beautiful chaos of parenthood and entrepreneurship.
 
Finding Support in a Mom Tribe:
Connect with other parents who uplift and inspire you(And not moms who ask why you have not signed up two weeks before the deadline.). Having a go-to friend who offers encouragement, support, and a listening ear. Surrounding yourself with positive influences who believe in your abilities will boost your confidence and help you navigate the challenges of parenthood.
 
Remember, prioritising self-care is essential, not selfish. Embrace these self-care practices and be kind to yourself, knowing you're doing a fantastic job in all your roles. Don’t wake up one day and lose who you are besides being a parent. You are a remarkable person with passions, dreams, and the resilience to balance it all. Embrace self-care, find moments for yourself, and continue being the fantastic person you are. You've got this!

郭曉芝(Kimberly) - 2024年1月8日