Multi-tasking has become a key ingredient in our daily lives. With a very active family, demanding careers, chaotic schedules and an army of furry family members finding time for myself is near impossible.
This past winter Netflix conducted a survey about parents finding me-time or a new trend called #MomSneak.
Canuck moms have spoken: 95% of moms say that they had more time for themselves before motherhood, and now, over half (58%) admit to sneaking in TV “me-time” while juggling a busy schedule, with some even hiding from their kids for just a moment of peace. With moms doing it anywhere and everywhere in the neighbourhood when the kids aren’t around, sneaking is the new bingeing.
So smuggle a tablet into the bathroom for a little GLOW during your morning routine, but be forewarned: distracted makeup application may result in a look as bold as one of the gorgeous ladies of the 80s. And if you find yourself overstaying your welcome in the grocery store parking lot watching The Walking Dead, don’t feel guilty. As long as the ice cream doesn’t melt, no one will know your little sneak-ret. Be the life of the party with all the pop culture knowledge you’ll accumulate sneaking—your friends will thank you for talking about something other than the kids. If anyone questions your motives, let them know that according to a recent Netflix survey moms are feeling less stressed and more refreshed and even 16% say it makes them feel like a better parent by sneaking “me-time.” And dads, don’t feel left out. We know you need a break to sneak too.
My favourite place to #MomSneak Friends is in the kitchen when I am making lunches or cleaning up after dinner. Late at night on the front porch while everyone is asleep I re-watch episodes of Greys and ugly cry every time I watch Geroge die.
Cat and Nat make me laugh, out loud….often. I love their take on #MomSneaking.
Where do you #MomSneak or #DadSneak? What do you watch to help take a break from the daily grind? This summer I am trying to take more and more time for myself especially when I am feeling overwhelmed.