As an adult, and especially as a parent, your life can easily fall into a cycle of work, family, and childcare. Fun tends to fall by the wayside when things get busy. However, fun is integral to your mental health. Having some relaxation time allows you to refocus your energy for your many other obligations. In fact, refusing to make time for fun works counter to your productive intentions. And setting up fun activities for your children doesn’t count as having a fun evening to yourself. You can’t mooch off their fun. You need some adult fun all your own. You deserve to give yourself a night off.
Giving Yourself A Night Off Helps You Forget Stressors and Recharge Your Batteries
Take your pick of axioms about burning candles at both ends, and all work versus no play — the bottomline is that you have to give yourself the gift of relaxation. When you’re stressed, you start to take the little things for granted. A recharged body gets the most out of life. For your own good, give yourself a chance to exhale. Don’t worry, there will be plenty of things to worry about tomorrow.
Make Sure It’s an Actual Night Off
You’re not going to see exercise results if your pre-workout meal is a half-dozen donuts. You also won’t feel relaxed if you worry about work during your night off. You have to truly let yourself unwind. Maybe you and your significant other go on a pre-kids-style date. Maybe it’s just a truly uninhibited night at home. Try to give yourself an experience you don’t get to have normally. You’ll be amazed at the results.
Ready to Plan Your Night Off?
As adorable as your kids are, they’re often the biggest barrier to getting some alone time. Why not get childcare and a fun activity for them all in one package? iPlay Austin is an indoor playland filled with awesome inflatable activities. It’s a kid’s dream come true. This Friday June 2nd, iPlay Austin is hosting a “Parents Night Out.”. They’ll take care of the babysitting, and even provide snacks. The event runs from 6:00 to 10:30 so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy your great escape.
To find out more about iPlay Austin’s Parents Night Out, contact iPlay Austin in Austin, TX at 512-282-5867.