Busy working mothers have little time for ourselves during our long and sometimes hectic days. We're either at the office working or home taking care of the kids and our household. When can we find time for ourselves? Sometimes we simply have to squeeze an hour of me time into our day. And a good time for this is during our lunch break. It's one of the few times during the day when we can take a time–out to do something purely for ourselves. Whether you have a half or whole hour for lunch, there are several productive ways to use your lunch break.
Busy working moms can use our lunch breaks to:
Get a Manicure or Pedicure: It's always hard to squeeze in your regular manicure or pedicure on the weekend or after work. Your lunch break is the ideal time to indulge in some pampering for yourself.
Drugstore Shop: Your lunch break is the perfect time to run to the closest drugstore for all those necessities. From picking up deodorant and shaving cream to stocking up on snacks for the kids, this is a great time to make this quick errand.
Pay Bills: You can pay your bills online or write them out manually while you eat lunch at your desk. This will allow you to get this mundane duty accomplished during your lunch break that you're often too tired to do in the evening.
Go to a Yoga or Exercise Class: If you're a busy working mom who always says she doesn't have enough time for exercise, use your lunch break to take a quick yoga, Pilates or exercise class. Often, many gyms and studios will offer these classes during lunch time with the goal of getting you in and out in 30 to 45 minutes.
Take a Walk: Whether you work in a big city or near a serene park, take a walk in close proximity to your office during your lunch break. This is a great way to clear your head and at the same time, engage in a healthy cardio activity.
Get a Massage: If you really want to relax and escape your busy life for an hour, schedule a massage during your lunch break to de-stress and unwind in the middle of your day. This may be the perfect afternoon respite and needed therapy to help you stay focused for the rest of the day.
Shop Online: Whether it's shopping for clothes for the kids or hard-to-find items you simply don't have time to hunt down in the stores, use your lunch break to shop on the Internet for the products you need for yourself and your family.