I give my kids everything. I meet every need known to man and I try to be the BEST parent that I can. I am far from perfect but I am proud of the fact that I admit when I’m wrong and I learn from my mistakes because parenting, for me, is a PROCESS…one I am still learning through daily.
And there are times, like right now, when I feel like I need to put MYSELF back on the priority list. I am everything to everyone else including my husband and my kids, so it’s the age old question, “Where does that leave time for ME?”
Those of you who have been with me in the early days of this blog know that I had a fun meme called “Time Out for Theta Mom Thursday” and the idea was to take one hour per week to do something for YOURSELF – without the kids – something YOU enjoy. Encouraging moms to bring back a little time for themselves…
Well, I’ve fallen away from that philosophy recently and although I am not reinstating the meme, what I am doing is bringing that hour back again for ME – but this time? I’m going to try to do 30 minutes each DAY.
How the hell will I pull this off?
How will I manage to squeeze in thirty minutes of daily me time when I can barely use the bathroom without a little person following me? Well, I’m a very motivated person especially when it comes to a challenge and I am challenging myself to bring some peace back into my life and getting some well deserved ME time on the calendar.
I know I will be a better mother for it.
I know it will give me more energy, strength, and patience – things I am sure lacking these days.
I know it will be hard to do at first, but that’s something I’m willing to try because I invest in everyone else in my life so it’s about time I invest in ME again.
So if you’ll excuse me, there’s thirty minutes on the clock waiting for me.