When you enter the wonderful world of motherhood you quickly begin to realize that it’s no longer about you. Your needs are often thrown out the window and you’re staring at your new boss.
You’re almost tempted to cut your hair very short to make personal care less time-consuming. Nights are tough for a good two to three months and you think twice about whether or not this whole parenting thing was meant for you.
The last part is something you might question several times in your life as your child continues to grow. Terrible twos? Forget it, wait until they hit four!
The key with any child is to make time for them, but also, the key to your sanity is making time for yourself. Yes, it sounds nearly impossible, but there are quiet moments. Those are the ones I like to take advantage of. Whether it’s simply hoping on my laptop to get some work done or laying down and catching up on the Cooking Channel, I get that “me” activity in.
The concept of the “me” activity isn’t my own. I actually heard a fellow blogger mention it on one of her Instagram Story sessions. It stuck with me because I had been feeling overwhelmed with everyday life, and I needed something to help me cope with some of the emotions I had been feeling. You know, mom guilt for wanting to take time for myself and mom guilt for not spending enough time with the kids.
I was a mess at the time, but I was happy when I started focusing on “me” activities throughout the week. From skincare to writing, it all helped me rediscover my passions — writing and networking. I made time to get back to my blog and working with other bloggers.
A lot of the products I had received from companies were just staring at me, waiting for me to get started on their reviews. It was nice to get back to using a certain brand, even after I had completed the campaign. There’s something about discovering brands that really do what their labels claim.
Have you added “me” activities to your daily routine?