It has been a while since I have posted a blog and a lot has happened during that time! One of the biggest thing that has occurred is the birth of my son Rory in January of this year (this is a picture of my now family of 4). Having 2 kids, being a wife, running a household and running a business takes up all of my time as you can imagine! However, recently it has made me think about ‘me time’.
I don’t know about you, but when I say the words out loud I feel a bit guilty and a bit selfish. I also think ‘how can I possibly fit in or prioritise ‘me time’ when there are so many things to do and so many people relying on me to get things done.
No matter how full on our lives are, it is so important to take time out for yourself and focus on your own personal health and wellbeing. How can we be the best mother, father, wife, husband, daughter, son, sibling, friend or employee if we do not look after ourselves first?
This can be hard to put into action and with a family, hard to coordinate but it is so important. I thought I would share a few things I have done for me over the past few weeks that are helping to keep me sane and make me a better version of myself:
· I have gone out to dinner with some close girlfriends and enjoyed a catch up and some wine!
· I have taken the time to get a few remedial massages and see Karratha Physiotherapy and Pilbara Physiotherapy to focus on my post-natal care to get back into fitness;
· I have attending a Meditation Workshop;
· As recently as today I went for a long walk and coffee with a girlfriend after placing my toddler in Day Care for the day!
You may have seen my Sunday night post about my focus this week which is ‘connection’. For me this is connecting with my family, my friends my clients but also myself. By taking time out for you, even if it is 30 minutes at the end of the day to read a couple of chapters of a book or have a bath, you are doing yourself a massive favour!
You are not being selfish, you shouldn’t feel guilty, you should feel proud of yourself for looking after your own health and wellbeing. I would love to hear what you have done for yourself over the last few weeks! Feel free to share!