Today’s Topic: Me time…..
Hi everyone, how are you today? Well I decided today will be just a little light. Being a single mom of three I tend to run, run, and run some more. I love being a mom and an active mom in my children’s lives. Being a great mom to all my children birth born or the ones I’ve inherited through the years is one of my biggest joys of my life but I need my me time. I don’t get as much as I would like but I make sure that I do get it in when I can. In order to be all that you need to be for everyone else you have to take care of YOU! You must take time out of your day, week, or month just for you. It don’t have to be a long time but you must put some time in your schedule for you. For me it could be just reading a book by myself, getting out to karaoke, going to bingo, going for a walk or going out dancing. It took me a long time to get to the point of making sure my family knew I needed time just for me. I would run myself so much I would get sick and I had to make a change and it was such a refreshing change once I was able to do it consistently. There are going to be times that you have to get real creative in order to get your me time but you have to make a commitment to yourself that you deserve that time and make sure you get it in. Me going out to karaoke or dancing wasn’t about me being around other people it was for me to refresh myself. I love singing and dancing so I would go out, I wouldn’t be out no more than 2-3 hours but it would be just enough time to feel good. I have been playing bingo for over 20 years not to win but it’s actually relaxing to me. I enjoy the atmosphere and the bonus is if and when I win! I also have been known to get a room for the weekend; it allows you to sleep in, take naps, take long showers or baths uninterrupted. Being a wife, mom, girlfriend, confidant, boss, employee can be very draining and you need to be able to say it’s okay for me to have some time to myself and not feel guilty about it. It doesn’t make you a bad person by doing this. Everyone needs time to themselves. Once you give yourself permission to do this and really start setting time aside to do this you will see. Once you start having your me time you will begin to slowly start having girls days out, girls day in, and ladies only days. Your me time doesn’t have to revolve around having money it is very inexpensive to do something to put a smile on your own face from time to time. Incorporating this habit into your life is a value that can be passed on to your children and possibly keep the stresses of life to a minimum. Life is stressful enough and trying to find time to for yourself can be hard and if it become part of your regular routine then you can live a more peaceful life. I feel that with everything that life throws our way we have to be in a place of peace in order to keep moving. Even when things aren’t going the way I plan I can go into my “me time” regroup and come back with a clear mind and make better choices and decisions. So, give yourself permission to find that ME TIME, plan for your me time, tell your family and friends your going to start having me time, and just start enjoying your me time. YOU DESERVE IT!
Many Blessing & Much Love