In today's crazy, busy, overstimulating world I feel like it is very important to take some time for yourself. Now I know some of you might be thinking there is no way I can get away from all these damn kids or this intensive important job.
In my previous life, prekids, prehusband I could take a weekend or a week away to some warm destination and act like a 20 year old jerk dancing on a bar. Don't ask...it was good times. Now being super busy and having 4 kids, 2 dogs and my own small business it is just not possible.
This post is spawned by an upcoming girls night out/staycation at a local hotel where we will dine fancy, lay by the pool, have some adult beverages and probably talk about going out on the town but will order room service, watch crap tv and pass out early. So a mothers dream vacation.
Sure we will go back and a week later think once again we might rip the kids hairs out, sell the dog (which we wouldn't get much for) and look at our house in wonder of where all this crap comes from but we will have those moments to remember. The moments when no one asks for your food, and if they do you are getting a reciprocal bite of something not cold and or the crusts off a sandwich. We will in essence pretend that we are The Housewives of some city that Bravo thinks is interesting.
Now some of you still might be thinking there is no way I can get out even for a day. Then I say start with 5 minutes locked in the bathroom. Move on to 20 minutes during nap time (if your kids will take them!). Keep it up with a pedicure from a local place having a groupon. Turn on some Sesame Street and zone out somewhere in the house where little munchkin
paws aren't after you. Do something some people think is selfish and do something for you.
You might be reading this thinking, well I don't have kids and how elitist of you to think because of that I am not overworked and tired. I don't think that at all! I was hoping to get to the moms first before their 5 minutes in the bathroom time with the door locked is over and now they can't finish the post. I do remember though that I didn't take care of myself very well when I was a worker bee either.
Call that friend who has been bothering you to go out for a drink, take a nap instead of do the dishes. Sit down instead of eat over the sink. Leave your smartphone somewhere else, most times you can call or email back later. Take a trip for godsake!
Moral of the story is sometimes you have to say in the wise words of my mother, "I have a headache right between my eyes, I just can't see going in today." She called it a medical day and I truly believe for your personal sanity...do it!
You'll feel more like this....
And a little less like this!
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