Sunday, May 29, 2011

Mommy Me Time

For a mom like me who has an 8:30am-5:30pm job, it seems impossible to have a me-time. We oftentimes ask ourselves, when will I even find time to sit down and have some peace and quiet even just for 15 minutes? But, I thank God I am able to set aside some me-time each day. And that's because I have chosen to value myself a little bit more, too. Being a mom is not an excuse to put myself last on my priority list.

Now, I enjoy the company of me. In fact, I look forward to being with myself. It sounds narcissistic but I hope the picture you're all getting here is a picture of a person who's just learning to love herself a little bit more each day.

What I usually love to do during my "alone times" is to find a place that will allow me to quiet and clear my mind. It may be in a bookstore where I could browse over some magazines or in a coffee shop where I could just enjoy sipping a cup of my favorite frap while writing down my thoughts on my mini-journal.

Oftentimes during my lunch break, I get out of the office after having a very quick lunch and spend my remaining break time taking short walks by myself. I get to talk to God and have some quiet time with Him while walking. Oh how I love doing prayer walks! Well, there are also times that I spend my lunch hour doing some window-shopping. When I go back to my office cubicle, I am sure to feel recharged. A good 30-minute alone time each day really does wonders for me.

On the kikay side, I pamper myself by having a foot massage, scalp massage or just going to the parlor for my regular hair-cut. I also visit the spa occasionally. I always remember not to neglect myself. Taking care of myself is one way to feel good about myself. When I feel good about myself and when I feel good inside, it will manifest on the outside. I want my children to see their mom happy and relaxed.

Spending regular mommy alone times has helped me become the best mom to my 3 precious daughters and I hope, the best wife to my hubby (I refuse to be just a "better" half, hehe). If I say that my family is what's important to me, then it follows that I will give them the best of everything and that includes the best of me.

I came across this very nice inspirational quotation intended for single women but I believe it aptly applies to all:

"Beauty lies in loving yourself first.
With confidence and loving yourself,
you will see the beauty in other things around you.
You will be able to work better and happier.
Don't let your health be affected by your work or your boss,
so nothing matters more than your well being."

This is my official entry to Mec as Mom and

1 comment:

Mec said...

thanks for joining the contest... will notify the winner as soon as we have tallied the scores..