Some times we lose track of “me time”.
Heck, look how often we lose track of… Time. We often lose track of taking care of ourselves. It may because you have a demanding job, kids to run around after, are busy taking care of everyone else around you, are taking care of a home, or all of the above.
Although we may not even realize it, it can allow our stress to get completely out of control.
I have a two year old and a two month old and between caring for them and taking care of my house, everyday stressors etc. it can be a challenge to find time for myself.
Very recently I decided I needed to come up with a schedule that allows me to have a little time carved out to take a bath, get back into doing a nightly beauty ritual, do yoga, watch a show, or just have time with my thoughts without “the tractor song” in the background, lol!
I have only been doing this for a mere 2 days now, but I feel so much more peaceful and relaxed when I wake up.
Noises seem less loud, coffee tastes better, cleaning feels less like a chore, and I have more energy to read that extra story to my son.
My go to “me time” are baths. I love the ritual that is a bath. The bath salts, soaks, petals, soaps. It just feels good. Not to mention it alleviates some of my upper body pressure from carrying my 2 month old around so much of the day!
This made me think of a plant needing water to grow. We need moments like this to grow spiritually just like we need our kids and the moments that happen in our lives to help us grow as people. To help us grow wiser. To help them grow as people. To help them grow wiser.
So to all the people out there thinking things like “Why do I feel worn out?”
“Why do I feel tension in my shoulders?”
“When am I going to be able to get a good nights sleep?” Try to stop stressing so much and don’t be afraid to take a tiny bit of time to relax! You can’t control every aspect of your life, but you can at least try to control carving out a minute to take a bath or even just have a cup of hot tea.
No one is perfect, I certainly am NOT.
I do want to make it a point to be able to soak up every perfect moment that I can though. Whether it’s my two month olds first laugh, my 2 year old saying silly things, spending time with my family, or relaxing.
I’m attempting to gain a bit of inner lightness and clarity. Whether it’s through something more simple like organization, or something more difficult like facing the things that drag down that lightness, or darken that light.
So, to the single ladies, stop thinking, to yourself “I can’t believe he didn’t call!” And if he does call 2 weeks later tell him. “Sorry, I’m washing my hair.”
To the goddess mamas! Stop thinking, “It’s the dishes or a nap!” It can be both!! Just not at the same time” you can’t do the dishes if you collapse from exhaustion!
To the power house working ladies! Stop thinking, “I just have to finish this spreadsheet (at 10pm)! Put the closed sign on your forehead or your bedroom door!”