Does Enjoying The Peace And Quiet Make Me A Bad Mother

I can honestly say that I  love absolutely everything about family life but sometimes I really do enjoy the peace and quiet when I am in the house alone. I’m not talking about long periods of time but the odd couple of hours every now and again when I can sit down and have time to think or even just relax and read a magazine or a book.


The thing is, it used to be the case that if I found myself in this situation I would feel guilty, I don’t know why, but because I felt so guilty I found that I could just not relax which basically meant that due to the nature of the work that I do, I got to the stage that I was never really having any time off.  It didn’t really seem to be such a problem at the time because I enjoy my work so much but I gradually started to realise that if I did start to enjoy the peace and quiet every now and again, especially whist my son is at school, I really felt refreshed and ended up being far more productive when I was actually working.


When I am enjoying the peace and quiet now, I also like to reward myself if I have achieved certain goals. For instance, only yesterday I finished an ebook that I had been writing. I had nothing else to do that was urgent and my son was at school so my husband and I decided to get a DVD and relax with a big bar of chocolate.


The funny thing was though, it was only eleven o’clock in the morning, I would have been absolutely mortified at doing something like this a year or so ago, I wouldn’t have enjoyed the film as I would have felt so guilty, but now I can relax and absolutely love it, and the main reason for that is that I know that I can do something like this and it most definitely does not make me a bad mother!


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