When was the last time you had “me-time” and how did you spend that time?
I bought myself a how-to-weave-a-wall-hanging kit recently (one of those groovy hipster macrame sort of things) and when my kids were less than excited about doing it with me, I decided to do it for myself!
While they happily played on their screens, I wove this gorgeous little piece of art that fed my spirit in so many ways. When I could let go of being a “bad mom” for allowing the kids so much screen time, I could just let us parallel play. It was glorious.
What are some of your favourite ways to practice self care?
Walking in the woods, saying no, getting to bed early, feeding myself healthy food.
What advice would you give to mamas struggling to create “me-time”? How do you make time in your schedule for yourself?
No one is going to give it to you. You have to give it to yourself… and know that your wellbeing is primary. You have to fill your own cup – even in the most basic of ways like getting good sleep – if you want to show up for your family.
It’s not selfish. You are not indulgent.
You are more likely exhausted and depleted. In whatever small and big ways you can let yourself have what you really need, your family will get that back in spades. Trust that your family’s wellbeing is intimately connected to your own.