I Need a Little Me Time
June 27th, 2012 by Behaven Kids
Sometimes as mothers we get so overwhelmed with all the things we have to do and all the things that we are responsible for that we forget to take time for ourselves. I know that I am most certainly guilty of this.
I started my twenties with a new baby, so it was never just me – I always had someone that I needed to take care – there was a child that was completely dependent on me. I gave up the time that I would have normally spent learning what I liked, what things I enjoyed doing, and the things that I enjoyed doing to make sure that I could provide for him. I have always described myself as a mother first and foremost. My stance is that your kids are only little once and that you should enjoy all the time that you can get with them and while I still firmly believe that I have also realized that I am going to get burnt out really fast if I don’t start incorporating some “me” time into my life.
Although I cherish all the time that I spend with my boys – I have begun to realize the importance of having some time to myself. I think most divorced or single moms can relate – we spend all day trying to please our co-workers or bosses and then we come home and it’s time to take care of the kids – there is no one else there to wash dishes while we cook, or do laundry while we give baths. I’m not complaining – I love my life but I have just realized that I am going to get burnt out fast if I don’t make sure I’m taking care of myself. Eventually my kids will grow up and have their own lives and I know that they won’t need me around 24/7 anymore.
So I want your suggestions on some new activities to try or things to do for myself . Right now I spend most of my “me” time at the gym as I’m trying to get off the rest of this divorce/baby weight – but that’s not really that fun, I want to do stuff like the following that are currently on my list:
-Learn to speak Spanish
-Learn to play guitar
-Try out a new restaurant at least once a month
-Spend at least 2 evenings a month out with friends
So for your chance to win this week – give me a suggestion of a fun hobby that you have – something outside of the home please – I’m there enough as it is! =)
If you win….I will give you a giftcertificate to have a little pampering of your own – a pedicure! Pedicures always perk me up and remind me that it’s important to take time for myself.
**Nail salon will be chosen after it is determined which city the winner lives in**
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Contest ends 6/28/12 at 11:59 p.m. CST!