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Me Time—What’s that and where can I get some? by Sandra Beck, Motherhood Incorporated

By Sandra Beck, Motherhood Incorporated

As working mothers we work hard every day to maintain our household, care for our children, and maintain our relationships with our husbands and friends. But what do we do for us?  We are so busy caring for others we forget to care for ourselves, to take a little “me” time.

“Me” time, what a concept!  It should be a daily occurrence, a time we set aside for ourselves.  Set out and plan a block of time, even just 15 minutes, for your “me” time each day. Use this time to meditate, take a walk, take a hot bath, or even just a power nap.

Sit down and make a list of some things you’d like to do for yourself and how much time you need to do them.  Make it a point to schedule in at least one of these things into each day. “Me” time can be shared too, get a group a friends together and take a walk or call a friend just to chat.

I have made it a point to do something to improve myself physically, emotionally, and spiritually each day.  I start my day by writing down what I will do for me in each of those categories and at the end of the day I can review this and see just how much I was able to accomplish. This can be a real boost to the ego! 

I think you will find as I have that just taking a little time for yourself each day can work wonders in improving your outlook on life and your attitude.

I hope you enjoy reading these blogs as much as I enjoy writing them! Should you have any questions about Motherhood Incorporated either as a client or as a mom looking for work, please email me directly at sandra@motherhoodincorporated.com or you can check us out at www.motherhoodincorporated.com and www.sandrabeck.com.

Daymaker Challenge Day 5-Free Night Out by Deb Gillespie and Dahna Weber

What is the thing we all crave……TIME!  Time alone, time alone with each of our kids, time with both our kids, time with our husbands/partners.  How about offering some of that to a close friend with kids?  Offer another mom to babysit her kids just because (for no reason at all), so that she can get some time alone or go out on a date (imagine that!).  You and your kids will even have fun and feel good for helping out a friend as a bonus!

Deb Gillespie and Dahna Weber

Daymaker Challenge Day 4- Make 'Em Blush by Dahna Weber and Deb Gillespie

O.k. this suggestion is a little bit hard to do but boy what a world it would be…!  Everytime during the day you think something nice, say it out loud.  Share it with whoever is there even if you are alone.  It can be about other people, the taste of the meal you are eating, the color of the sky, the beautiful picture your child drew.    Stop people in their tracks to tell them you love their hat or spending time with them.  Or whatever it is.  Share it.  Spread it. by Dahna Weber and Deb Gillespie

Daymaker Challenge Day 3- Pass the Java by Dahna Weber and Deb Gillespie

During the course of your day running errands, be nice to yourself and treat yourself or your child to a hot chocolate or coffee.  Then when you reach the wicket pay for the next person’s coffee and leave a note for them. Imagine if that happened to you!  by Dahna Weber and Deb Gillespie

Daymaker Challenge Day 1- Start at Home by Deb Gillespie and Dahna Weber

On your mark, get set, go!  Now this may just be the most difficult challenge of all. 

Day 1- make your own day.  Simple sounding is it not?  BUT being moms, doing for others is priority 1 on the job description and boy are we ever good at it.  As women and as moms.  We so often hear how tired and depleted women feel…constantly running around, managing it all.  And we are!  So today make your own day.  Do something you love just for you.  It can even be something that takes 5 minutes.  I can give specific suggestions- buy a trashy magazine and read it with a cup of tea in the special china used for occassions only, go for a walk, get a pedicure/massage, take a bubble bath, take a nap when the kids do, go see a movie, put on the ipod and listen to your favorite artist, have a coffee or drink with a dear friend, take out the pastels be creative and put your picture on the fridge, make YOUR favorite food for dinner, or this very hard one-look in the mirror and say, “I’m a great mom” over and over again until it doesn’t feel akward.  Pick one that is right for you or make your own.  Have a great day.  By Deb Gillespie and Dahna Weber