Wednesday, July 15, 2009

What Have You Done?

Once you get married, life certainly does change. Two schedules suddenly merge into one. Life changes more than you thought that it would...then, when you add kids into the mix, there is a lot more activities to juggle than when you were single! With each new addition to the family, life gets a little busier...but it is a good busy!

There are park dates and play dates, trips to the library and stores, errands to run, appointments to keep, practice and games and performances. These things add enjoyment into our lives, but they also can wear us down a little bit too.

Sometimes, we need to take care of ourselves - not in a selfish way, but in a rejuvenating way...a little bit of "me" time. There are different ways to take care of yourself - today, I am going to focus on the "me" time. What is something that you can do just for you? Paint your nails? Get your hair done? Buy some new underwear - (by yourself)? Go for a jog? Take a nap? Get a massage? What is is that will help you to feel refreshed and renewed?

I am going to make an appointment to get my hair cut! I am so excited to do this. I have put this off for over a year (sad, I know), and I think that it is time to "treat" myself to a nice haircut (and maybe highlights??? We will have to see about that!)

What are you going to do for yourself? It does not have to be anything expensive, but it should be something that helps you to feel refreshed and renewed! Leave a comment and let me know what your plans are!


The Gang's Momma said...

This is a tough one in our house right now. Li'l Empress is waaaaay attached to Momma so I have to choose my outings without her carefully. And be prepared to wipe my eyes and bolster myself up as I pull out the driveway. "It's just a season," I chant to myself as I'm leaving!

I'm not nearly as good at this now as I was when the older four were little. I had more opportunities then and they weren't struggling with missing me or letting me leave then either.

But this weekend, I'm doing dinner and a movie with a girlfriend. And hopefully soon, The Boss and I can resume some semblance of a dating schedule. LadyBug is learning how to change diapers and Shaggy is more comfortable with all four of the kids under his care. Dr. D is stepping up nicely to help be in charge instead of being watched. There is light at the end of this tunnel!

"It's just a season." :)

TCC said...

Yay for you!!! When are you setting the appointment? Can I come? :)

Yippee skips! time...definitely when I get my hair done. Would love to get a pedicure. Want to consider joining me for that one?!?