Thursday is my day for me.
Or more realistically, my errand day and maybe a little bit of me thrown in there.
The littlies go to daycare so that shopping can get done, appointments attended, uninterrupted phone calls made and maybe, just maybe some craft, cooking or cleaning.
Except at the end of the day I feel like all I have done is run around.
A lot is achieved, which is brilliant for the running of the family home but where is my time?
Maybe I am looking at ‘me’ time in the wrong way?
What activities are involved in ‘me’ time?
Is going to the physio or shopping for the kids at Target ‘me’ time?
Is shopping for a pair of block out curtains for my bedroom ‘me’ time?
Is being able to run around and do these things without the kids ‘me’ time?
I just don’t think they qualify!
I define ‘me time’ as an activity that a person does for their own enjoyment.
Google defines ‘me time as:
time spent relaxing on one’s own as opposed to working or doing things for others, seen as an opportunity to reduce stress or restore energy.
One of my favourite bloggers Shawn Fink of Abundant Mama defines ‘me time’ as self-care time.
Self-care time is:
making time that’s just for you, to create more energy; to be more clear about what kind of life you want to live.
When we were a family of three I used to be so good at ‘me time’. Now we are a family of six, with 3 under 3 years of age, there is always something that needs doing.
I miss it.
Do we Mamas need ‘me time’ on a daily basis?
When the children are napping is that enough ‘me time’?
How often do you make time for yourself?