Find missing shoe, wipe snotty nose, drive to swim team practice, get dinner on the table—when it comes to doing things for others, moms are the best! And if you happen to be a mom, you might find the hours you spend focussing on your family leaves little time to devote to yourself. (Especially when you’ve got other tasks on your plate—here’s looking at you, nine-to-five gig). But putting your loved ones first doesn’t have to mean putting yourself last.
It’s like the message in the safety video on an airplane, played just before takeoff: You have to put the oxygen mask on yourself first, before helping the passenger next to you. Mama, if you want to keep being your family’s Wonder Woman, you’ve got to take care of YOU, too.
Here’s how to carve out some precious “me” time, and prioritize your health and fitness goals—for at least 15 minutes a day.