Being a mom is the best experience ever: you are never alone, you always have a little cuddly being onboard to love, cherish and take care of, and you seldom get to feel bored or lonesome. Then again, being a mother can be awfully exhausting for pretty much the self-same reasons, which is why hard-working moms should use every chance they get to travel and reconnect with themselves, find inner peace and explore the world outside the kids’ playroom.
If you are one of those tired moms eager to thoroughly recharge your batteries and strike equilibrium before getting back in the ropes, consider one of these getaway ideas and pick a holiday that promises maximum benefits of the short-lived break from chores and have-tos based on your Me time preferences and needs.
Find your true self in India
The cradle of Buddhism and Hinduism, India is the go-to for travel lovers wishing to take their spirituality to the next level and experience nirvana at its best. By opting to spend your holiday in the hotbed of ancient civilizations and cultures, you get a chance to see the fascinating Taj Mahal, feel the throbbing city vibe of New Delhi, take a bath in the holy river Ganges and visit the local ashrams where you can learn all about meditation, yoga and the path to spiritual revelations and inner peace.
Spiritual retreat getaways
Another great option for stressed-out moms, spiritual retreats offer various programs aimed at promoting emotional and physical well-being, individual empowerment and sense of freedom, purpose and accomplishment in everyday life even on less than stellar days. During a weekend in a reputed spiritual retreat, you may also get a chance to indulge in relaxing massages, invigorating spa sessions, detox treatments and steam baths. A much-loved getaway for diligent mothers, modern spiritual havens allow you to find peace and enjoy time off family obligations without paying extra for international trips and accommodation abroad.
Reconnect with nature
For a budget-friendly escape from the routine, pack your bags and hit the wild: camping is an excellent way to reconnect with both nature and your inner self which often gets neglected through constantly multiplying work- and home-related to-dos. All you need for a short trip to the lap of Mother Nature is quality camping gear, cooking utensils, a sleeping bag and a tent – and basic know-how on how to use these.
Camping trips have multiple benefits, from an opportunity to develop survival skills and actively work on your physique to instant mood improvement, chance to de-stress, spend some quality time alone and engage in fun activities outdoors.
Being a mom is the most demanding job there is: you are everyone’s emergency person, your work is never done and even if you do manage to tick off all the points on the lengthy To Do list at the end of the day, you rarely have any energy left to focus on your own needs and do something nice for yourself. That is why every busy mom should take a break from stressful family duties once in a while and reward herself for all the good work she is doing for others daily: after all, you too have needs, and they do not always coincide with those of your family. Moms deserve inner peace, just like everyone else – and they need it to be able to cope with everyday pressures and responsibilities. Go ahead and treat yourself to an uplifting break: we guarantee you will love every minute of it.