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Taking Time for Myself


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As the Mom of a two year old and a three year old,  I have devoted nearly every waking moment of the last three plus years to caring for these little people that God has entrusted to my care.  And somewhere along the line, I forgot that in order to properly take care of them, I need to take care of me.   I realized one day, when I looked in the mirror, that I had done what many new Moms do… I became so focused on being their MOM that I replaced my ME time with MOM time.   I forgot that amidst all of those moments that I spend on them,  I need to carve out a few minutes for ME.

Until recently, that is.   I don’t know what flipped the switch, but the light bulb went on.  I realized that if I fail ME, I fail my family.   I realized that taking time for myself is NOT selfish; it is necessary.  So, now I take it.   I can’t afford not to.

How am I taking time for myself?  I’ve started doing some of the things I love again…

I read.  I love to read, and I refuse to let my library shelf be reduced to preschool books.

I exercise.  On the days that they nap (which is becoming by far too infrequent), I exercise while they sleep.  On the days that they don’t, I take them to the basement with me and have them watch TV (gasp… yes, I let my preschoolers watch educational programming on PBS) or color while I exercise.

I take long hot showers and occasionally long hot baths.  I ask Hubs to keep an eye out for the kidlets (if they are still awake) and lock myself in my bathroom.  From time to time, I read in the long hot bath.

I write.

And this past month, I actually joined some friends for a ladies night out.  Three hours, no husbands or kids aloud.  I can’t tell you how rejuvenating that was!  And I plan on doing it again.

So, what do you do to take time for yourself?


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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.