Making Time for Myself

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I rarely make time for myself.

I take that back, I rarely make time for myself to just relax.

I do have time to myself, my husband works nights, so after the kids go to bed, its me time. And I thoroughly enjoy it. I spend it writing posts for here, which I thoroughly enjoy. But blogging is also a job for me. It may be my dream job, but its still a job and is a lot of work to keep up.

I don’t have another outlet for myself right now. I used to run… back in the day… but I don’t anymore and its something on my list that I want to get back into.

I rarely read for myself either… but this summer we’re trying quiet reading as a family and I’ve really enjoyed the time with a book that interests myself, and not just my kids.

As I started getting into my book, I started taking a half an hour at the end of the day away from writing and put it into reading. Its been a perfect way for me to unwind at the end of the day with a snack [why do I always get the munchies right before bed?]. I feel refreshed and much more focused when I make time to do this.

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Have you ever just stopped and realized that you don’t spend any time for just yourself?

Just 10 minutes a day to revive yourself? [taking a shower doesn't count, though most days it seems that's all I have.]

My husband and I were chatting not too long ago about what other couples do once the kids are in bed [think G rated here girls...], along the same lines as this ‘me time’. We laughed as we were munching down cookies and popcorn while having a drink together. Do you sit down and have the snacks that you normally don’t let the kids have too?

What do you do when you have a  10 minute break to yourself?

Please take note that I’m putting it in writing here that I take roughly a half an hour at the end of the day to myself. I’m keeping that time to myself. To relax. And not work.

I challenge you to do the same. Put it in writing. On a post-it if you have to.

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Quaker® Chocolate Chip Cookies allow me to be indulgent while still providing the power of Quaker® oats to fuel me for whatever the rest of the day might hold.

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