Why making time for Mummy matters

In this world of busy school runs, playdates, after-school clubs, music practice, cooking dinners, tidying the house, walking the dog, assisting with homework and the bedtime routine, it can be easy to feel like there is NEVER any time left for you. I know I’ve been guilty of putting my needs at the bottom of the pile. I’ve felt in the past like there’s no time to even think about me. Or I’m just too tired by the time all three of my children are in bed, that there’s fat chance of me doing anything nourishing or goodly. Nope. Instead I’d binge-watch Eastenders and crack open the wine.

I felt for a long time like evenings were something I was desperate to get to so that I could rest, and then they’d arrive, and I wouldn’t really know what to do with myself. I didn’t know that I could take control, because it didn’t register that I was out of control, that my life was out of balance. I guess I believed that being a working mum was supposed to be utterly draining all of the time, and that’s what I was experiencing (I love being a mum, and I feel so very lucky, but let’s face it, it isn’t plain sailing all day every day.)

A few years ago, I began meditating. I’d considered it for a long time, but I suppose that classic vision of a hippy in a field or something in that association stopped me. I wasn’t actually even sure I wanted to be still for that long, or if I’d manage it.

And yet I kept reading about how beneficial it was, and I knew my ‘Eastenders and a glass of Pinot’ habit wasn’t the most rewarding end to my day.

Hand on heart, starting to meditate just a few minutes a day has changed my life. It’s made me calmer (although I still do lose it with the kids from time to time, I find that I am better able to manage heated situations at home), it’s become a routine that I look forward to. I even find time to meditate when I have just a few minutes to myself.

Making Time for Mummy puts my needs at the top of the list for a few minutes a day. It’s like a signal to my family that they must wait. Just for a short while. After all, I barely get a chance to nip to the loo in peace, but somehow, they’ve learned that they’ll get a better response from me if they just sit it out while I take 5 minute breathing space, or longer.

That’s one of the reasons I’ve made Meditations and Mindful breathing spaces a core part of Inspiring Mummy Club. Because I’ve felt first hand how quickly I can re-balance myself now that I have some tools at my disposal. I honestly wish I’d made time out a part of my parenting right from the start, and I don’t want you to miss out, when you can make things so much better, so easily, and so quickly.

Ofcourse there’s many other ways you take quality time out for yourself, and we’re all about helping you to do just that at Inspiring Mummy Club. In fact, our first monthly Inspiration pack at Inspiring Mummy Club is all about Making Time For Mummy. 

Go on, have a go. Find out how great it feels to take some nourishing time for you. Hop on over to to sign up today.  


Anna Parker-Naples is the Founder of the award-winning Inspiring Mummy Club. Anna's passionate about inspiring and motivating people to create their lives the way they want them. Qualified Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, Master NLP Practitioner, Hypnotherapist, Meditation teacher & Mindfulness Practitioner, Award-winning actress & Hollywood multi-award nominee. She hosts the popular Inspiring Mummy Club Podcast too. Oh, and Mummy to three children, aged 13, 10 & 8!

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