Sunday, September 5, 2010

Be a Better Me (You) Challenge- Day 5 ~ Time for yourself

Yesterday's  Be a Better Me (You) Challenge- Day 4 ~Bring Your sexy back
I must admit was a bit of challenge for me, being that we are at my in laws but I did give it a try. I feel sexy when I feel like I look my best. So, I got gussied up for the big guy and I've made a point of giving him a little PDA and some lingering kisses out of the blue for no reason. It makes me feel a little naughty, maybe because we are at someone else's house. The more I do this, the more he responds to me, the sexier I feel. I'm going to make a point of doing this more often, venturing out of my comfort zone. I'll keep you posted:)

Today's Be a Better Me ( You) Challenge)- Day 5~Time for yourself
I know what you're thinking, is she crazy? I 'm a Mommy. I have no time for myself. Believe me, I understand this more than anyone.I am pretty much a 5 day a week single mother, and I realize to be my best, for everyone, I need some "me" time. I don't mean a night out necessarily, but if you can swing it. Go for it. I am talking about at least 20 minutes a day when you can be alone with you. A time to decompress after a hectic day, or maybe to get on your game face for the day; to be alone with your thoughts so that you can  actually think straight. I usually feel like some kind of machine that has been turned on at high speed for an extended amount of time, and my motors about to burn out. You know the feeling? That's not good for anyone. We end up over tired, grouchy, unable to function at full power, unable to think to our full capabilities, overreacting to simple situations which leads to the dreaded Mommy guilt. You know like the time a shitty diaper made me cry because I hadn't had slept in a couple of days.
My challenge for you is to try and find your "me " time. I don't care if you have to steal it from somewhere else.You deserve to be on your daily list. Get up 20 minutes early and have your coffee alone with your thoughts. Stay up late and meditate.Take an extra long bath while your husband has the kids.Go for a run. While the kids are napping, just sit in quiet for 20 minutes. Believe me, that laundry will be there when you are through with your 20 minutes...so will the dishes. If you're headed to the store, take the long way and have those extra minutes to just breathe. These are some ways to steal the time. But if you have the luxury of having someone to hand the kids off to, go get a massage , mani, pedi, go for a drink with friends, a long walk, a bike ride, a car ride, sit on your deck and enjoy a sunset in peace.
Those 20 minutes will make the world of difference in  your life. You will be able to start seeing glimpses of you again instead of just the wife and mother you've become. She's a pretty awesome chic but I think the woman you were before you were someone else's everything is pretty important too. You the woman needs some face time in your life. Start with 20 minutes and see what a difference that makes.
Now, link up your post of how you get your "me" time. I need some more ideas! Can't wait. No go get your "me" time!

4 comments:

  1. Oooo this one is gonna be hard...

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  2. thanks for following haddygracedesigns.blogspot.com Following you back!! LOVE your blog! I will be visiting often!!!

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  3. Stopping by from you guest post over at Shell's. Very thought provoking, thanks for sharing! :) I am new follower now! ;)

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  4. I loved your guest post at Shells today!

    I get me time when I workout. I try to workout for an hour every day. I pretty much let the TV babysit and I hop on the elliptical with my ipod. Its a great stress reliever.

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