It’s the summer and Moms across the country are feeling the pains of having the children at home around the clock.
So in today’s day and age, how are moms de-stressing? According to a recent Canadian study from Netflix, “stream time” is the new “me time,” with 9 out of 10 Canadian mothers saying that watching great TV shows and movies (alone/without their kids) is a rewarding form of “me time.”
Out of all of the mothers surveyed, 52% of the respondents said that the main reason for streaming is that they need time to decompress alone and unplug a bit. Almost half (49%) need some adult-only time along with some peace and quite. And of course some Moms (46%) in fact) are simply tired and want time to rest. Who said being a Mom is easy?
There are benefits to sneaking in some television for “me time,” and according to Canadian Moms. The top ones include getting a break from their daily routine (73%), feeling less stressed (54%) and more refreshed (34%) and feeling more connected to what’s going on with pop culture, their friends and coworkers (33%).
We were impressed that 84% feel that moms shouldn’t feel guilty about sneaking this much needed TV “me time.” We’re thinking that June Cleaver isn’t one of them.
So how and when are busy Canadian moms sneaking in their TV “me time”?:
- Me time vs. we time. Half of Canadian mothers (49%) say they try to sneak in TV “me time” about 1 to 3 times a day. They do this in order to catch up on must-watch TV shows.
- Juggling chores with me time. 58% of Canadian moms multitask when they sneak in TV “me time,” most commonly while laying in bed (59%), cleaning around the house (59%), and cooking (48%).
- Sometimes you just have to sneak a peek. Other creative ways Canadian moms are sneaking in their TV “me time” include staying longer in the bathroom (35%), pretending they’re getting dressed or doing their makeup and hair in the bathroom (23%), and telling their kids or significant other that they’re feeling “sick” (17%).
- It’s not all hearts and romance. Because Canadian moms are most likely to sneak a wide variety of shows: Grey’s Anatomy (26%), Orange is the New Black (26%), The Walking Dead (23%), Gilmore Girls (21%).