I’ve discussed the topic about making time for yourself quite frequently on this blog. I always mention that I never find enough time to do so, but I always intend to make time for me as much as possible. It’s not an easy task to weave out some time in your day to solely devote to yours truly, but it’s so important and completely necessary for your sanity! (Trust me on this one!)
Between meal times, bath times, running back and forth between school and daycare and activities it seems as though we’re constantly with our families. And by constantly I mean all the time. It seems as though the only time we get a bit of a break is late at night after everyone has gone to bed or early in the morning when everyone is still in bed. Those few moments of peace and quiet are absolutely priceless, to say the least.
I’ve read a couple of blog posts recently from others who think that “me time” is a myth and that “me time” is actually a selfish notion that us mom’s yearn for in our heads that can actually be detrimental to our family life.
I’ll give you a second to think about that for a second…
I don’t know about you, but I know that I need time to myself. Being an introvert, I oddly love being around people, but only for a certain amount of time. I love hugs and snuggles from my Alea, but I also love having my own space and I yearn for those moments when I have no one within an arms reach. I spend a lot of time doing chores, working and taking care of my family so I don’t think it’s unusual or inconsiderate to want a moment that’s just about me and no one else.
That all being said, I do not think that “me time” is selfish. Not even a little bit. I firmly believe that us mamas don’t get enough of that “me time” and we spend far too much time caring for others rather than caring for ourselves. If anything, not finding time for “me time” is more unhealthy than it is selfish. Even if it’s just locking the door (while making sure your kids are safe on the other side of the door), blasting some tunes and taking a steaming hot bath or shower, staying in your car after you return home and sipping the rest of your iced caramel macchiato in peace, or grabbing your favorite magazine and enjoying some reading with yummy snack of an OREOs 2-pack and milk.
Pro “Me Time” Tip: Don’t over-induldge during your me time or you might end up feeling a little bit guilty. Instead, grab a 2-pack of OREOs. And they’re also available in 2-pack Nutter Butters– both of which are available in 18-packs at your local grocery store. While it’s nice to sit down with a whole package of OREOs, these new 2-packs are perfect for “me time” anywhere and everywhere. Keep one in your glove box, in your purse, in your nightstand drawer, and maybe even in your closet for those especially chaotic moments you just need to get away from it all!
Because after all, you deserve it!
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