How do you take 5 Minutes for Yourself?

Being a mom is CRAZY-HARD!!!

Seriously… it is beyond what anyone can ever describe. And it doesn’t seem to get easier…

We Moms MUST somehow force ourselves to take time for US and look after ourselves. And since we’re so bad at giving ourselves permission to take 5 minutes off, we need to remind each other to invest time in ourselves…

What About You?

So, tell us… How do you take 5 Minutes for Yourself?

Thanks to Our Five Moms

The awesome five women in this video are:

Erica our fabulous virtual assistant here at 5 Minutes for Mom
Dawn from Because I Said So
Amy from Mom Made That
Angelica from Modern Familia
Haley from Love Life Family and Then Some

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Written by 5 Minutes for Mom co-founder Susan.
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  1. says

    Unfortunately it took me way too long to realize that taking time for myself is ok. Then I realized taking time for myself makes me a better mom, wife, professional and everything else I do. If it’s only 5 minutes to spare I would probably sit on my deck and just take a breather.

  2. says

    I have 4 kids in my house, ages 4, 5, 6, & 6, so even 5 minutes can sometimes be too long during the day. The way I get my time though is to take a ‘bathroom break’. It’s my personal time to recoup, brush my hair, maybe brush my teeth, etc to feel refreshed again. The best part is when your done, you walk out and suddenly hear a sweet little voice say, “You look pretty, Mommy.” That’s when I know the 5 minutes was worth it.

  3. says

    Fun seeing everyone! Honestly I was most riveted by the stylist doing Erica’s hair! I’ve been doing my 12-year-old daughter’s hair that way, so I was watching for tips. That’s pretty much how I do it, but I watched that part at least 5 times, LOL.

  4. says

    I definitely take time to myself. I get pedicures once a month, I have a monthly card game with the girls and I belong to a wine group. I think it’s important to have some grown up time!

  5. says

    hmmmm…. well, I watch the Bachelor with my husband (thankfully, I’m married to a “girl-guy”), I have a favorite rocking chair in a semi- quiet part of the house that I escape to just to get a “breather”; I tried the gym but that just wasn’t very fun :); having my hair COMPLETELY done is always a big thrill, ha! I guess it’s the little things!

  6. says

    I’m a mother of four children, and I can tell that I have no free time for myself at all. Besides the family, I work as an employee, continue my education in college, and manage our family business. However, I do many different activities with my children and count this time as a free time for myself.

  7. says

    I was wondering just this the other day! I have been trying to no success to mediate for just 15 minutes, but as you mentioned 5 mins. is impossible to manage. Its like I can not go far enough and lock enough doors to avoid the inevidable “Mom! Can you…” It is usually find something so you know you won’t get that peace until ‘it’ is found so then you are of to find ‘it’, do this and then next thing you know it, its bedtime and again no time for mom!! Boohoo right? But I was thinking if there were a capsule in my house, the gym, my salon, my massage place or anywhere I know my children will be in a safe place while I were to get my ‘five minutes’ I think it would be a life changer!! Some safe place that no sound could come in and did indeed lock without anyway for the outside to intrude, I do believe the world would change forever….

  8. says

    definitely take time to myself. I get pedicures once a month, I have a monthly card game with the girls and I belong to a wine group. I think it’s important to have some grown up time!


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