Let’s Talk About Me-Time
Are you having regular dates with yourself? Do you make sure to get much-needed me-time every other week?
Until very recently I didn’t consciously think about that. I always made sure to take care of my seemingly endless to-do lists and called an early bedtime a blessing in disguise.
One day the alarm gently reminded me that it was time to get up and work when I just couldn’t and called my boss to take a day off. Then I treated myself to breakfast and a serious round of magazine reading. I spend the whole morning having great coffee, my beloved avocado eggs benedict, and fresh fruit while getting cozy with my favorite magazines.
Now I try to work on re-charging my batteries sooner rather than later, by reminding myself that it’s okay to slow down from time to time.
Still, that morning was pure bliss. I wish I could do that every week but I do get this kind of me-time around once a month or every six weeks and it feels like a short vacation of sorts. Totally energizing!
Sometimes I add a little shopping spree and get a new tee or enjoy a beauty regimen at home since we don’t have the possibility of mani-pedis on every corner. During the colder months of the year, an afternoon with Cary Grant and Debra Kerr and some decadent hot chocolate does the trick.
Such a great piece, Martie! “Me time” is an essential part of wellness. I usually get mine in at the gym. 45 minutes on a treadmill where I can just zone out, listen to music and watch a little HGTV. It’s perfect.
Thanks, Erin! Oh you’re such a trooper – I am far too lazy, ha!
I love spending a night inside watching whatever TV/movie I want with a glass of wine and going through all my fun beauty products and treating myself to a facial, manicure, and pedicure, etc. I will test out some products I haven’t yet and attempt at organizing everything. Now Rex will be in the mix and that’s even more exciting!!
That’s right up my alley. Haha, is it weird I keep picturing Rex pointing at his favorite nail polish for you to try?! :)
Yay for me-time! I love just laying on my bed and reading or watching KDramas on my iPad!
Sara, that sounds awesome! I would always fall asleep though because of my comfy bed :)