When you’re a mum, ‘me-time’ quickly becomes as non-existent as sugar-free chocolate that actually tastes good.
However, stylist Jules Sebastian has a tried and tested trick for finding some sense of calm amongst the chaos of a household with two young children, Hudson, five and Archer, two.
She makes her ‘me-time’, getting ready, a non-negotiable.
“I’ve never sacrificed getting ready even when I was first having babies. It’s always been a high priority for me to have a shower, wash my hair, put mascara on or just something on my face, even if it’s just moisturiser. It sets me up for the day,” she told Mamamia.
“If I don’t, my mind will spiral….”
That’s not to say it’s an entirely peaceful experience though.
“It’s not always easy. It sounds so simple, but when you have two kids and need to be out the door it’s harder than it seems,” she explains.
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“Sometimes I will try and get up before them but they are very unpredictable so that doesn’t often work. I either put the TV on in bedroom where the ensuite is and plonk them on bed, or they wander in and out and I just deal with toilet roll being thrown in toilet or moisturiser spilled everywhere.
“It’s worth it for the headspace!”
Sebastian admits her friends often ask how she manages to get the whole family out the door looking so stylish and still stay sane.