It’s that time again! A new month. I hope those of who you participated in last months challenge were successful and learned something new about yourself. I know for me, cutting out take-out food showed me just how easy it was to avoid the convenience factor. Plus I learned some new recipes along the way.
Are you ready for a new challenge ladies?
Do something for YOU!
Go ahead, be selfish!! As moms, we are always thinking of everyone but ourselves. My goal here is that everyone take some time to really reconnect with themselves. Remember that person… the one with all sorts of hobbies, talent and creativity? Bring her out for a visit!
Now this is a little less “rule” oriented, however, I want each of you to really think about this. When was the last time you did something for yourself? I mean TRULY for YOU!? Not something that is for your family that you also benefit from… something for you. A spa day? A new wardrobe? Time dedicated to a passion of yours?
This doesn’t need to be expensive, or even very time-consuming. Think of what you truly loved doing in your spare time before you had kids… remember all the way back then?? You did have interests that didn’t involve the Wiggles & Elmo believe it or not. Perhaps you were into music… grab a friend and go to a concert! Did you like making something? Dig out that box of supplies from the back of the closet and get creative. Maybe you enjoyed reading but never seem to have time anymore? Grab a new book and promise yourself to finish it by the end of the month.
Our lives may be very different now but having just returned from an amazing girl weekend away in Vegas, I know more than ever how important it is to rekindle the old you. There’s nothing wrong with spending some time with yourself. Often times we find ourselves in a day-to-day routine that, although fabulous, we may lose a small piece of our individuality with each day.
I know so many moms that this particular month will be quite the challenge for. Kids running around in every directions… finding time for you is going to be tough. However, it’s an exciting opportunity to maybe find a piece of you that has been missed (and your spouse might actually welcome the reminder of the “old you”).
So sit down, think about what you WANT to do! I would love to hear what you decide so go ahead and post here, facebook or twitter. Although this is a challenge for this month, my hope is that you will find time for yourself on a more regular basis. Find a balance that works. If it makes you happy, it can’t be all that bad. 🙂
P.S. – I haven’t decided for certain yet but I’m debating between bringing out my guitar, my sketchpad or maybe pick up a book I’ve been dying to read. Maybe all 3….