It figures it would take doctor’s orders to make me realize that I do need to take time out of the day and relax. Us moms are a busy species. From the moment we wake up until the minute our heads hit the pillow, we are doing, planning, thinking, being, loving…for everyone else.
Before having a child, I always had time for myself. I read a lot. I kept up with manicures and pedicures. I even managed to get my hair cut every 6-8 weeks. Now, not so much.
I can’t tell you the last time I finished a book.
I am lucky if I paint my own nails (usually in the summer only).
And I think my last hair cut was before Christmas.
But now that I have to relax and take time for myself, I am trying to find little ways to do that.
Whether it’s sitting down and enjoying my cup of coffee from the Keurig instead of chugging it while I do something else. Actually enjoying the flavors that I love so much.
Or flipping through the stack of magazines that I have piled up and haven’t been touched in months.
Or catching up on my DVR’d shows that I never have time for.
Or going to the grocery store by myself.
It’s been easy for me to find the time to do these little things and I hope that the little enjoyments will lead to bigger ones (like getting my hair cut). For now, I am focusing on the moments that I get by myself. My time is ticking and I know that alone time will really be a thing of the past once the new kiddo comes along.
As long as I can still get in those little moments to myself, Momma will be happy!