How will you feel if you went through your days feeling good about yourself? Will it change the way you work, you do things and you nurture your relationship?
I know what you’re thinking. How you wish it was that easy. I agree with you, it’s not. We, women juggle different priorities, multitask, take care of our children – just a few of our responsibilities that we feel are too much to handle in one day. How can one feel good if most of the time we feel tired and overwhelmed at the end of the day?
But, I want to tell you that it doesn’t have to always be that way.
Making the decision to take care & love our self is a good start. Finding time for ourself doesn’t have to be complicated. It can be as simple as getting enough sleep to recharge and be ready for the next day. It may take a while to make “me” time a habit. What’s important is we constantly remind ourselves to fill our love tanks to be able to feel good and give more.
In line with Chobani Flips #BreakYouMake initiative, Chobani wants you to also do that.
Here are Jan, Therese, Cherry and Belle to share their stories on how a bit of “me” time allow them to live a life with greater joy and meaning …
Since my day is almost entirely devoted to taking care of the kids, it is easy to lose all the other facets of my identity and be reduced to just “mama”. So I make sure that I find little pockets of time throughout the day –during those glorious nap times or in between chores to create something. Taking snapshots for my Instagram, writing for my blog, trying new recipes, baking, writing etc. In these creative outlets I get to find myself again- the “me” beyond the “mama”. And that is my favorite me-time.
With all the craziness of juggling work, doing household chores, taking care of my husband and two kids…who wouldn’t need “me” time? My time for myself keeps me sane! “Me” Time refuels my energy so that I can do all the things I need to do. It allows me to have time to recharge and reset. Ten to fifteen minutes of “me” time can already make me feel happy and grateful. I read books when I have time – usually when the kids are sleeping, if I get to wake up early or sleep late at night. Sometimes, I reward myself with a yummy treat and make myself a cup of tea or coffee using my favorite personalized cup to unwind.
I have to acknowledge my needs to be my best self. “Me” time doesn’t have to be big. What’s important is that I take care of myself – physically, emotionally & spiritually. I usually find time to drop by the church to have a heart-to-heart talk with the Lord during my “me” time. Meditation de-clutters my mind from life’s uncertainties and allows me to have peace throughout the day. When my plate is full, I seek the help of my husband in taking care of the kids so that I can have that short meaningful pause and regain the energy back.
One coffee latte please! Being an introvert, I often find myself going to the coffee shop, sipping my favorite cup of coffee while holding my favorite book. “Me” time allows me to slow down a bit and just be my self. In this generation where fast pace & technology is already part of our lifestyle, it’s good to occasionally go back to the basics – just like buying paper version of a book, to appreciate life and everything around us more. Before I go to sleep, I also find myself reflecting on my day and thanking Him for all the blessings.
Are you ready to plan that long overdue “me” time? 🙂
Enjoy the Fun And Beautiful weekend!