It is universally known that mothers are some of the most dedicated people in the world.
A mother works 24 hours a day non-stop, the whole year, and her job comes with a substantial amount of emotional and financial stress.
“Mom-cation”, a newer trend made popular by social media, is a brief vacation where moms travel together or by themselves without their family.
While the “mom-cation” can be a fun trip for mothers, psychologists now say that moms traveling by themselves can improve their family relationships in the long run.
Mothers should be aware that taking mom-cations can also allow them improve their own well-being and ability for self care.
Experts specify that taking “mom-cations” can also be useful for the other members of the family. Psychology professor Dr. Nava Silton states: “it’s very important for kids to see that balance that ideally needs to be achieved in a family situation.”
A mom often feels as if she is the only person that can keep the kids on a schedule and manage the household.
Before leaving for a trip, mothers can devise a care plan for the spouse, the family, or friends who will be caring for the children.
When she returns home from her mom-cation the mom will feel well rested and refreshed. One mother says: “I came back and I was a better mom. A more patient mom. A better wife. You learn to appreciate the aspects of life you have at home because you got that break from it all.”
Taking as little as a couple of days from the hardships of everyday stressors or even going out for a coffee with a friend every now and then can greatly improve a mother’s mental, physical, and emotional health. Check it out for yourself!
Do you need to relax, rejuvenate, and have a “mom-cation?” Well, now you know it’s proven to be very needed, useful, and deserving!