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No matter where you go – from social media to pop culture to everyday conversations with friends. There is a possibility that you will be blocked with self-care priority messages. But whether it looks like taking a yoga class, enjoying a girls' night out or just taking a shower, building in this elusive "I-time" can be a challenge. According to a survey by the Pew Research Center in 2015, more than half of all parents said they did not have enough time for the children to spend time with friends or hobbies. Meanwhile, a study by Happify found that while fathers have an average of 28 hours of free time per week, mothers get 25. A study published in the American Sociological Review found that mothers spend an additional 1
All of this is an important reason for a legitimate break in the form of "moments," experts say. Above all, a psychologist has made headlines when mothers should be encouraged to take a real vacation at least once a year from their children. (See also: No, Mothers: It's not selfish to make themselves a priority.)
Nava Silton, Ph.D., recently spoke with Fox News 5 NY, noting that "motherhood is very stressful I am of the opinion that it is really important for mothers to be rejuvenated and refreshed. "
While it is inevitable that Mama's guilty feelings arise as a result of a vacation, Silton encourages parents, to remember that "Momcation" -ing also offers extended benefits to children. "It's very important that children see the balance that ideally needs to be achieved in a family situation," she explained. (See also: Fit mothers share the relative and realistic ways of taking time off for workouts.)
In addition, practice can strengthen a mother's relationship with her partner. Silton's recommendation follows on from a study previously published in the Wisconsin Medical Journal which concluded that women who go on holiday at least twice a year are "less likely to be tense, depressed, or tired, and their Marriage are happier. " , "In addition, the" likelihood of marriage satisfaction decreased with decreasing holiday frequency ". (See: 6 Simple Ideas for Self-Help for Busy Mothers)
Dayna M. Kurtz, LMSW, CPT, Director of The Anna Keefe Women's Center at the New York School of Mental Health and author of Mother Matters: A Holistic Guide to Being a Happy, Healthy Mother says Parents.com that the concept of a "Momcation" "It's much bigger than the advice to undertake an annual solo journey . " We need to redefine the attitude of mothers taking motherhood, "says Kurtz. "Moments" are really a necessity, not just a luxury. They should be considered an integral part of what I call "maternal care" – one of many activities that restore and revitalize the emotional and physical energy we need to provide our children with healthy and loving care.
Can and should be tailored to a woman's individual budget and time limit, but ultimately it is something that should support mothers, communities and society as a whole for the benefit of all, Kurtz concludes: "We must ensure That mothers get the time they need to get the job done.
This story was originally published on Parents.com by Maressa Brown.