I’m writing this during my me time. I don’t have a lot to say tonight. The boys all went to bed at 8, Craig was exhausted and fell asleep on the couch before the boys even went to bed. I’ve been by myself toodling around. I started a load of laundry, a load of dishes, I took a bath, I applied my self tanner (pray for me ya’ll, I’m afraid I’ll wake up looking like a pumpkin), I finished this week’s episode of little fires everywhere (OH MY GOSH!) and now I’m just chillin’ and typing this in our bed before I go to sleep.
I just am sitting here pondering how different my life looks when I make time for myself. I always claimed I was too busy (which I was) but it’s the little things.
For example, I spent 15 minutes or so collecting all the garbage in the house with my ear phones in and jammed out while I took the garbage out to the end of the driveway. I picked up a few sticks in the yard, I tidied the porch and I felt refreshed and ready to head back inside.
Tonight I made sure to get a bath in and I caught up on my favorite show. I can’t even remember the last time I watched TV before the corona virus if it wasn’t Peppa Pig, Blippi, or Farming Simulator (all of Carver’s shows).
I enjoy time going on walks with my mom – also something I don’t make a priority as often as I should (it’s been really cold the last few days but we plan on going on a walk tomorrow). Even chatting with her/with a friend is me time.
The point is, I think anything or any task could be considered “me time” if you have that mindset or gratitude.
“I’m thankful I get some me time to exercise and get some fresh air by myself!” (as I take the garbage out)
“I’m thankful I get to visit with a good friend!” (as my mom and I are walking with stroller, dogs, and Carver in tow)
“I’m thankful to get some alone time!” (as I’m taking a bath which is technically a required task)
“Some peace and quiet!” (I say as I’m loading the dishwasher and starting laundry)
Cheesy? Yeah maybe. But it is something I’ve learned to trick my mind. I’m embracing an attitude of gratitude today and hoping I can pass that on to you!
Happy Thursday everyone! See you tomorrow!
(BTW! I start my new job on Monday!)