When was the last time you had “me-time” and how did you spend that time?
I hardly ever get “me” time.. for longer than 20 minutes. I’m on “the job” 24/7. But tonight, my husband told me he would do the dishes after dinner so I could run to a local boutique I like to shop at, and shop in peace. That was nice. I could browse around and try on clothes without my mini maniacs running a muck in the store or fighting about who gets to sit in the chair. ?
What are some of your favourite ways to practice self care?
Taking care of yourself can look different for everyone. I like to shop…even if I don’t buy anything. I like to let my creative juices flow..by doing something artistic, like drawing, or teaching myself to play the guitar, or playing dress up in my closet and ending up reorganizing it. I like to clean out cupboards or closets…because it makes my like feel less messy and hectic. Going to the gym is a way for me to practice self care. Taking care of my body, building strength and endurance, help release stress and anxiety. I also like to go on date nights with my husband when ever we can. Nurturing our relationship is important to me…and our children. Being able to connect and have uninterrupted conversations are crucial to our relationship, and my self care.
What advice would you give to mamas struggling to create “me-time”? How do you make time in your schedule for yourself?
Advice? I don’t have great advice for moms who struggle to find time. I guess I’d say…find a babysitter. But I know that’s hard for some people…
I make time for myself in my schedule by prioritizing. Can the laundry wait a couple hours so I can hit the gym, and take a shower? Yes. Will I have everything done in the same day? No. Well. Sometimes. When I have a lot of energy…. I can do it all…. but other days… I’m a bump on along… and that’s OK! This probably doesn’t answer your question. But I warned you. I don’t have any advice. I’m just figuring it out as I go.