Making Time For Myself

I don’t remember the last time that I posted on a Monday morning!!  So, I guess right there is one way that I have already managed to make time for me today 🙂

My husband has said to me numerous times in our marriage “you don’t do these things for us, you do them for you.”  Well there is some truth to that.  I do “them”, meaning laundry, cleaning, cooking, organizing, bills, listening to stories, well…just managing my household because I think that everyone will be happy, healthier, taken care of….etc.

They don’t specifically ask me to make breakfast every day, they don’t specifically ask me to clean their clothes (though they sure will ask where something is if it isn’t clean), they don’t ask me to do the grocery shopping (though they notice when the cupboards are getting bare), see where I am going here?  They like to tell me that I do it for me, but they know that if I didn’t do it 1. They would miss it and 2. NO ONE ELSE WOULD, until it was too late.

I have spent the majority of my last week taking care of those in my household.  Making time for them, which if what my husband says is true, is also a way of making time for me.

Paul, my husband broke his leg last Saturday taking our 8 year old roller skating.  He is in a walking boot and on crutches.  So, when he comes down stairs for the day, he sits on the couch and only moves to go to the bathroom.  That means, a million steps around our house for water, food, kleenex, etc.

Noah, my youngest son got his tonsils out on Wednesday.  So making sure that he gets enough to drink, eat, take his medicine, has his cuddles and his throat is healing properly has been another thing added to my agenda.  Making time for them, in turn, making time for me.

However, I do go to Kohl’s 3 times last week.  They were having a big sale.  I bought everyone new shoes and shorts for the summer.  I bought two sets of sheets for our bed, which we needed desperately.  I even bought myself some VANS, a brand of shoe that I wore back in the 8th grade and they are super cute.  As a result of all those trips, I have $50 in Kohl’s cash that I can go back and spend this week!

Saturday I woke up and late in bed next to my hubby.  He told me multiple times this weekend, thank you for taking care of all of us!  I looked up at him and said, “will you be OK if I go for a run?”  Then I got dressed, got my Podcast on my phone and hit the pavement.  I ran 3 miles outside for the first time in I don’t know how long and it felt fantastic.

I am getting back on the wagon today.  Eating better, smoothie for breakfast, exercised this morning and keeping my goals in sight!  I had to buy a new planner so I bought The Happy Planner which is so cute, I bought the fitness addition.  So the weekly calendar is divided into meals and exercise.  Goals, how much water and then of course the cute little stickers that go with!

Happy Monday to you.  Make it a great day!!!

How Are you Making Time For You?

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One thought on “Making Time For Myself

  1. Isn’t it interesting how we always put ourselves last and forget to look after ourselves. While everyone thinks we should actually take some time off and do something for ourselves and when we finally do everyone cheers… And we feel so much better. Makes me wonder sometimes if we are all some kind of control freaks because we think they will not manage without us??? And yet they do. And then we wonder why we don’t take time out to pamper ourselves…
    All I want to say: Do it more often. I will as well 😉 and they will all survive 😉

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