Who is good at self care? Not me! I am so bad about it, because I can get away with not having any, I am super mom!
I know, You are probably raising an eyebrow at those words or laughing because you think I am a crazy person. Well I used to think I could get away with not setting any time aside for myself. "Who has time for that anyways?" was my constant thinking. I have two kids, a small business, a husband and housework, the last thing I should be doing is stopping to do something I don't need to do.
I have in the past few months discovered though (the hardish way I'm sure) that when I set aside a little time for me I am a much more relaxed person. It can be hard to find time to take time for just me though, I can't even pee by myself, let alone take a whole bunch of time to do whatever I want. lol Nap times and bed time I'm usually trying to crochet stuff for the shop, or I am sketching designs for people, Or I am doing dishes, laundry and cleaning kid messes. I have noticed that I don't need much time, just enough to give my mind a break and relax. Lately that means crocheting granny squares for a blanket, for me. Not for the shop, a gift or for the kids, for me! Oh my goodness, I am so excited about it too! It usually isn't a lot of time, maybe 20min. or short 5min. snippets throughout the day. Those little bits of time though are so nice, I am even reading a book! Which it has been a year since I picked up any book besides my Bible.
I also have been treating myself to little "luxuries". Buying a little something just for me every now and then, not for the kids, house or husband. Right now I have buying plants, I love plants, either for my garden or pots inside. They never cost much, maybe 1-4 dollars, but I always feel treated and I get to enjoy them everyday! My latest spoil was an Aloe Vera, which I was able to split into three. It is so pretty and I even used on one of Josh's burns.
Side Note! It stinks! Why does it stink so bad? Is it just mine or do they all smell weird? Josh wasn't very happy about it being on him after he smelled it! hahaha
Anyways! If you don't take self care time you should, even if you are like me and you only get a 5min. snippet, I promise, it is worth it. :D