Survey finds many parents just want time to relax
Mother’s Day is Sunday, and if you haven’t gotten your mom anything yet, you may want to consider giving her the gift of time.
According to a survey from Cleveland Clinic, about two-fifths of parents say they’d like to take mental and emotional health breaks, but haven’t been able to find the time.
"Moms are so used to caring for others and are used to putting themselves last and a lot of times it’s ’cause they just want to, not because they feel they have to, but there’s just this strong pull. They want to take care of their loved ones. "Because they do take care of themselves last, it would be nice if someone could recognize that she deserves a break," said Kia-Rai Prewitt, a psychologist with Cleveland Clinic.
When it comes to self-care, there are all kinds of ways for mom to relax, including taking a bath, reading a book or going for a walk.