Of course some of us are much better at finding the snippets of time for the self than others, and certainly circumstances can dictate how readily available that time is. Whatever your situation however, I think we all should strive for this time out for the self…and most importantly be sure that it is guilt free.
My previous post asked you to tell me what you would do if you had a day with no housework or domestic chores. I thought I’d share some of your suggestions in the hope that we might all try to do at least one of these things this week and really enjoy devoting some time to ourselves.
- have a bubble bath
- read a book
- take a nap on the beach
- catch up with girlfriends
- pick some flowers
- have a disco in the kitchen
- drink cups of tea
- potter in the garden
- create a patchwork quilt
- browse through the shops
- go for a run
- relax in a big comfy armchair
- hit the park
- call mum/sister/friend and have a big long chat
- spend more time writing and blogging
- go to the movies
- time at a day spa
- a trip to the aquarium
- paint nails
- go for high tea
- shop for clothes online
- go to the hairdresser…this is what I did this week and I just loved the two hours of trashy magazines, cups of coffee and an awesome head massage!
There are 168 hours a week, so I am sure you can find a couple to spare! And remember happy mum or dad equals happy kids!
Is ‘me time’ something you regularly get? Do you have to consciously seek it out? Or do you struggle with time management and feel guilty about all the other ‘stuff’ that you could be doing?
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