Go out on coffee or dinner dates with your spouse
Make sure you do not give up on spending quality time with your spouse, as the newborn will take up a lot of your time. Making it a routine won’t be possible since kids don’t have a fixed routine either, but you can always sneak out for a while, when he/she is asleep. You can always use your balcony as a perfect setting for long night chats over coffee, or a cozy candlelight dinner whenever you have reliable help to take care of your kid for a while.
Catch up on some gossip while shopping with your girlfriends
Nothing beats an afternoon of shopping followed by loads of juicy gossip over sumptuous lunch. It doesn’t have to be dragged for hours, even three- four hours of outing with your friends will rejuvenate you. You must understand that although taking care of your baby is important, it is equally important for you to stay fresh and excited about motherhood, than being tired and hassled.
Never think of giving up your career
After a maternity break, you wouldn’t feel like joining back soon since your baby needs you a lot this time, you can try working from home. If your employer is considerate enough, you can opt for a work-from-home set up, if not take up some freelance assignments. Your career is your high-point, even if you are a woman; get out of home and look at new opportunities.
Make your baby nanny and grandparent-friendly
This will prove to be of great help, since the kid won’t be too dependent on you, which will ensure you have enough time for yourself. Moreover, he/she would also learn values from the grandparents. This will also help you when you start working full-time or have to go on social outings without your baby.
Indulge in quality ‘me’ time
Do anything you love, read, listen to music, yoga or simply ‘do nothing’. Spend enough time, just for yourself, this will help you de-clutter and start afresh. Indulge in ‘me’ time more often, since a happy you will keep everyone around happy.