How are you doing? It’s so crazy how we had so much sun and now the weathers changed lol 🤨🥴🤯
Anyway, I do hope that you and your little one/s are well x
I’m currently writing this blog post on the C2C train (afrobeats in my EarPods); enroute to get my hair slayed by my very good friend @voawigs (Instagram) 💇🏾♀️. I won’t lie, as a mother, it feels so nice to get out for some fresh air Alone and do this!
This begs the question what is me-time to you? What does self-care look like for you?
There’s the traditional sleep, go out for fresh air etc; but I think this is whatever makes you feel good!
I know what your thinking…. “I never have enough time,” “I don’t have the support,” “my kids are stuck to me,” “there’s not enough hours in the day”
In all honesty, I think the same thing. I mean maternity is just flashing by. My days starts and ends in a second and I somehow never get through my to-do list. Sometimes I plan for some me-time and Hope is fighting her nap!! 😩. I plan to have a bubble bath every week and it never happens 😔 but…
Being INTENTIONAL. I use this word because this is so key when you are a mother. Being a mother has taught me the importance of planning (even if things don’t always go to plan!) but also being appreciative of even the 30 mins before bed that I get to have some me-time and focus on self-care.
What makes it time well spent? Below I’ve dropped some gems on the things I enjoy doing:
⁃ reading a book (I’ve been reading the same one all year but I won’t knock it!)
⁃ Working out (Chloe Ting, Grow with Jo and Walk at home on Youtube are my favourites 💪🏾)
⁃ Listening to a Christian podcasts whilst on a walk alone (Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer👍🏾)
⁃ Reading a Christian devotional on the Bible app
⁃ Watching Netflix and eating (when Hope’s in bed 😬)
⁃ Having a bubble bath (with candles obv 😀)
⁃ Having time to think and perspective take (I don’t feel I get to do this often with no distractions!; but it is so important 💎)
⁃ Planning whether this is in my personal life, career/ business
⁃ I feel good when I get my nails and feet done, eyebrows and hair 💅🏾
⁃ Go out with friends and family (let your hair down if you have the opportunity 😇)
⁃ Doing Nothing (when Hubby takes Hope and I can be on my own for ‘5mins’)
This is just what I like doing. I won’t pretend and say I get to do these things all the time; in fact, I often get upset that I don’t! 🤦🏾♀️
However, if I don’t prioritise my self-care no matter how busy I am, who will? It may not feel the same as how it did prior to me being a mother but we have to adjust and make it work 🤗- It IS possible!!!
So here it goes… Type in the comments what you do in your self-care and me-time! & I am challenging you all to at-least do 10mins of me-time a few days a week! If you already do this then good on you! Do 20 or 30mins😜🙂
ANJ TALKS ♡