Hello! This is going to be a quick one, but it is something I have been meaning to share for so long and just never did. I have a list of 10 things to do when you (finally) have some time to yourself. (Now, I am not saying this is only for the Mammas, but if you know a Mamma, chances are she could use this list. Please share it. If she says she doesn’t have time to “read some stupid blog”, she definitely needs this list of 10 things to do when you (finally) have some time to yourself! Believe me.)
You know how it goes? Thoughts of ‘Who would want to read that?’ and ‘Who cares?’ have a weird double life going on.
On the one hand, ‘Who would want to read that?’ gets a a flippant answer like, ‘Literally, no one.’ (sometimes with the added jab of a mumbled ‘you idiot’) and ‘Who cares?’ gets a ‘Yeah, you’re right. What’s the point? Why bother?’ in reply.
However, I have been silencing my inner jerkball and as an exercise in following through, I have decided that this teensy post on self care deserves to see the light of day.
Besides, I know for a fact that at least two-thirds of my tens of readers probably need this list right this very minute.
The Holidays are upon us and they can be so wonderful and they can also be so completely overwhelming.
I am hoping you remember to put yourself on your list. I am reminding you that self care is as simple as taking 5 minutes to yourself. You do not require a lot of money or stuff. You do not need a spa day. Maybe a nice hand cream slathered on in silence will do.
So pay yourself a bit of respect, show yourself some love, and give yourself some good old fashioned TLC.
Not sure where to start? (This is why it is good to have your very own personal Peady*. Ha ha!)
I have thought about this a lot over the years and while I still have difficulty following through on some things, I am getting better at taking time for myself to cover basics and now and then, when something fancy schmancy comes along, I don’t let those opportunities pass me by!
Here you go!
- Have a glass of wine.
- Read a trashy magazine.
- Clean your brain out by reading one chapter of a very serious Oprah-type book. : )
- DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT DISHES OR LAUNDRY.
- Go to the movies or rent a good one.
- Eat something chocolate.
- Order dinner in!!
- Have a long bubble bath with candles and good music.
- Do your nails!
By the way, this list of 10 things to do when you (finally) have some time to yourself is a list that I have e-mailed to friends in the past. Quite a while ago now. If you are one of them, I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment and tell me if you actually did any of the things. 😀
Now go and be nice to yourself!
big squeezy hugs
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