< 1 min read
As a wife and mom, I take care of a lot of things. From managing our home, doing the chores, and homeschooling my kids, you name it. The only “me-time” I have on a daily basis is reading devotionals before I go to bed and a monthly nailcare at a salon near our place.
What is your “me-time” routine? Are you satisfied with it or do you need a lot more time for yourself?
Marked as spam
My me time involves going to a Pilates class or aerial silks class. These two things bring me so much joy and are good for my body. I prefer to engage in exercise early in the morning so 6am Pilates classes are wonderful for getting started for the day before coming home to get the kids organised. I also love to read in the evening and sometimes love a bit of trash TV that allows my brain to shut off and relax.
Me time is definitely very important to unwind and get ready for another busy day. After a hectic day, I always need to spend some time with myself to earth the stress and get my emotional voltage balanced.
Watching one of my favorite TV shows, listening to music or reading a good books while sipping my coffee helps me unwind. Once in a while, going out with my younger sister for shopping and dining out can be a refuge from busy routine and connect with older me.
In days when I feel really stressed out or overwhelmed, I spend ME time in meditation, deep breathing and stretching exercises.
Some people find it strange but writing also helps me in connecting with myself. When I pen my thoughts and ideas into a piece of poetry or prose, it really takes stress off my shoulders and makes me happy.
This is so important! I've started running again as a way to get out the door, alone, for a few moments to myself. Additionally, I love doing facial massages at night with a jade roller or gua sha stone. I either make or buy a nice smelling face oil and do it right before bed. It's so relaxing and good for both your mind and body.
I also think it's important that my kids see me do these things. Showing them self-care rituals is a great way to show them that it's ok to do something for yourself (and by yourself!). While we all love being together, we can't take care of each other without taking care of ourselves first.
This is a great question to remind me about me-time! If I haven't fallen asleep putting my daughter to bed (!), I love a good hour of a Netflix show with a cup of tea to wind down and re-settle. If I don't get that time, I find even getting myself a coffee through a drive thru on the way to an event with my daughter or taking time to enjoy a coffee while out and about, is just a lovely self-time moment. I also book myself in a massage once a month that takes up most of the morning and this is a great re-set for me!