Finding time for yourself after a baby is ....blah, blah, blah, blah, zzzz.
People will tell you this all the time, so it's no wonder that you start to tune them out after the birth of your child. But listen, just one more time and take it to heart: It is important to find time for yourself after your child is born. Did you get that? Good.
The reason being is that you will be so tied up with this new little person, that you might forget to take time for yourself. Rejuvenating yourself is important. And if you don't believe that, remember that a happy mama means there's also a happy baby (and family).
So what have I done on this front in order to practice what I preach? I've been making sure to turn off all electronics one hour before bedtime AND plug my phone in another room so I'm not tempted to check it. While this might seem like a small step, it's benefits have been huge. I'm less stressed and I fall asleep faster. Plus it's given my husband and I a newfound sense of intimacy. We can actually talk and know the other one is hearing every word.
What do you do to make sure you're taking time out for yourself?