When was the last time you had “me-time” and how did you spend that time?
I rarely get my “me time” on weekends (honestly more crazy than weekdays) and when we travel. But I do try to make one day a week “mine”. I have booked in my facial for tomorrow and I plan on treating myself to lunch after that 🙂
What are some of your favourite ways to practice self care?
I read, I go to the spa, I work out, I even travel solo whenever I can. It does wonders to my personal growth and self esteem!
What advice would you give to mamas struggling to create “me-time”? How do you make time in your schedule for yourself?
My son is 11 years old and for the first 6 years of his life I was his primary and sole care giver. My husband worked crazy hours that often involved travel and I had no help. So I can safely say been there done that! Initially I struggled and wanted to do it all and when (I say when and not if) I couldn’t, I would get upset and in turn that effected the entire mood in the house. One time on a Friday (our weekends are Friday and Saturday) I marched into my living room and told my husband “no one bothers that there is no lunch. You get weekends off I do not even get that”. He looked at me very strangely and said “but who asked you to cook today, it’s Friday. Come spend time with us we can call for food or go out”. And I tried to think of a come back and couldn’t find any! He was right! No one asked me to do the chores on a weekend, I expected it off myself!
That day I decided to adopt a wait and watch approach! I realized many things I did were really not necessary! I started taking time off for myself without feeling guilty – even for a manicure. Made me feel and look better! Did wonders really!
So I would say start small, but start! If not once a day, take time off at least once a week. You deserve it!