As parents, we move heaven and earth to make sure that our children are happy and entertained – rightly so.
But what about you? It’s important to have some time for yourself where you can do something that’s just for you, something that makes you feel happy and fulfilled and gives you a role beyond being a parent.
With that in mind, here are four activities that will help spice up your life and give you a little break from the world of parenthood.
With spring on the horizon, now’s the time to think about heading outside and doing some gardening.
This doesn’t have to involve anything too strenuous, there are plenty of simple ways to update your garden and leave it looking fabulous and inviting.
So what are you waiting for? Grab you spade and gloves and start transforming your garden into a horticultural haven for all of your family to enjoy.
Yoga is form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing and it’s effective for improving both your physical and mental health.
It’s therefore a great activity for parents looking for a way to unwind and keep fit. And for those of you who are too busy to attend a yoga class, you can download a yoga app and practice your exercises from the comfort of your home whenever the mood strikes – this article on Women’s Health lists the best ones.
- Distance learning
If the demands of parenthood have led you to put your dreams of returning to education to one side, distance learning might be just for you.
It’s a more practical and parent-friendly form of study when compared with campus-based learning because your work is completed online through a state-of-the-art virtual learning environment. This means you can easily fit study around your parental commitments and work from anywhere with an internet connection.
If this sounds good, check out course provider Anglia Ruskin Distance University for more information – it has a fantastic range of courses to help you achieve your academic and career goals.
Writing is a great way to get your creative juices flowing and let your imagination run riot. With so many genres to choose from such as prose and poetry – you’re pretty much guaranteed to find one that puts your inner muse to good use.
Keeping a journal or diary is another fun idea too, because it allows you to reflect on your day and keep a permanent record of the crazy story that is your family life, which you can look back on whenever the mood strikes.
Try out some of these awesome activities there’ll be plenty of fun to be had from here on in!
What are your favourite hobbies and activities? Share them in the comments section.