It's no secret that pregnancy comes with its fair share of challenges. In between coping with morning sickness and decorating the nursery, expectant mothers hardly have time for themselves. That being said, it isn't much different once the baby arrives, as Adele will tell you! Recently, the Grammy winner spoke with the New York Daily News and claimed that she's been "out of the loop" ever since the birth of her son.
"I've just sort of been singing my baby nursery rhymes, so I don't really know what's cool or what's not,” Adele told the source. "I haven't been as stressed out. You have to prioritize what you stress about and worry about when you have a child."
Although Adele is currently working on a new album, she specifies that it's been slow-going as she attempts to balance her career and motherhood. The singer is a prime example of the fact that even after the pregnancy calendar comes to an end, there's plenty to keep you busy with a new baby at home!
Making time for yourself
In between changing diapers and trying to maintain a full-time job, it's easy to get burnt out. Even moms who already have kids have trouble establishing a work-life balance once a newborn is thrown into the mix. However, just 15 minutes of peace each day can be the difference between a resentment and a happier you, according to Hitched Magazine. To get some time for yourself, think about asking your partner to take the baby for a few minutes every day so you can get some rest.
If you feel guilty using your time to read a book or enjoy a hobby instead of nurturing your child, think about exercising! Physical activity can boost your stamina, put you in a better mood and even help you lose some of your baby weight.
Even on days when you can't afford to spend a handful of minutes away from your child, there are a couple of tactics you can use to relax, unwind and still enjoy a little "me" time. For example, you can utilize the time you have in between taking care of your little one to dive into a magazine or watch television. Don't take your child's nap times for granted!
How have you squeezed "me time" into your schedule in the past? Does your partner help you find opportunities to relax? Leave your feedback in the comments section!