My goodness once you have kids, you really need to make sure you pull away and take time for you!
I am not saying anything new am i? But how on earth do you take that first step? There are a gazillion things to do; and a gazillion excuses why you can’t take time for you right?
Nope! Here are my top 3 thoughts;
1) Schedule a “me date”
What is a “me date”? What ever you want it to be – so long as it is something for you. May be, grabbing a book and sitting on the beach for a few hours reading or watching a movie (yes, who cares if you see a movie on your own – get over yourself!) Make it a regular recurrence; choose what suits your life style and life circumstance. You will know whether you can have a “me date” once a week, a fortnight, or a month etc. Once you select the recurrence; you actually block it out in your calendar for the WHOLE YEAR.
No i am not kidding, and i am not being over the top; i am placing value on the critical factor that you must look after yourself (outside your gym visits, yoga etc.) Having the dates set, creates a commitment to yourself, and it also means that you can be organised in advance for who can assist in looking after your child/ children.
2) Pre-make your list of activities
Brainstorm them; choose the one you most feel like as your “me date” approaches!
3) Commit, commit, commit!
If for whatever reason you can’t honour your date; reschedule it for as soon as is possible. And for those of you thinking “can i just go hang out with my bestie?” – Nope! A “me date” is exactly that – a date with yourself 🙂
You know that the quality time with yourself, will only make you a better you – go ahead, enjoy!