This post was sponsored by domain .ME ; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Do you ever wake up exhausted? Like you just roll out of bed tired and you are immediately bombarded with demands on top of the fact that you’re already spent at it’s not even 7…. Mom!!! Where are my shoes?? (by the door where you left them, after being told repeatedly to put them away…) Mom!!!! What’s for breakfast??? (You’re capable of pouring yourself some cereal), Honey!!! Did you iron my shirt? (yep it’s hanging in the closet… if not no, but the iron is in the closet next to the iron…) Some days I just want to go back to bed with a good book and maybe some chocolate and not move all day long. Don’t Judge! But really, some days it takes courage to get out of bed and face the day! But over the last year or so I starting making some small changes that have made all the difference… I now wake up ready for my days and face them not as a beaten down victim (at times that’s how I felt) but a woman with energy and gumption to tackle and make the most of my day! I found my work/life balance my putting myself first, by doing so I became more proud and happy to be ME!
Settle down… Putting yourself first is a good thing! By taking care of you! You are able to be more balanced. Taking time for you helps you to take care of those who so desperately need you and expect so much from you! I LOVE this quote because it’s soo true!
We as women are givers by nature we give, give, give and typically don’t ask much back in return. So taking time to focus on ourselves, helps us to reset the scales of our lives and enables us to be in balance yet again. When I first started setting aside real time for myself I felt guilty… I’m a Mom, it’s in my DNA to feel guilty. But I knew that I was either going to have a nervous breakdown or feel like a wreck all of the time, if something didn’t change! I had to set aside time to put myself in timeout so that I could re-balance myself. So find your jam, whatever it is that makes you feel like YOU!! Not Mom, Employee, Boss, or Wife or whatever seems to be taking the most from you. For me taking time every morning to workout is exactly what I need to find my daily balance. Driving to and from the gym by myself gives me time to think and enjoy quiet solitude. Once I’m at the gym, my earbuds go in and I work out the frustrations and problems that have been weighing me down. This time by myself brings me peace and energy to face and conquer the day ahead. Sometimes I sleep in and miss them gym and my day becomes disconnected and I feel “off” … This seemingly small act that I do on a daily basis has made all the difference in my life!
Some of you might think I’m the mayor of crazy town… wake up early and go to the gym! CRAZY lady! And that’s OK! Find whatever it is that makes YOU happy. Find something that gives you a chance to feel refreshed and ready to give back! It might be taking a little nap, reading a good book, taking a walk alone… WhatEVER it is, take time finding those moments to be alone with YOU! Take those ME moments and cherish them. Just as much as you cherish those moments when the kids are all behaving and being lovable! 😉
Did you know that there is an official “#MEday”?!? It’s coming right up March 16th to be exact! It was created by domain.ME to promote the values of diversity, tolerance, and freedom, as well as self-appreciation and importance of taking care of ourselves. Pretty cool right!
So set aside March 16th!!! Call in sick with a #MEday!! (A little trickier for us Moms) But you can still find ways to put yourself in time out and come away feeling refocused and energized by putting yourself first! Once you get over the guilt of putting yourself first…you’ll soon realize how important it is and how it will make YOU a better Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and Friend!