Do you ever have days where you realise not once have you thought about yourself?
In bed the other night I realised just that. At 10:30pm I actually had time to think and realised that I had only eaten dinner, along with the odd leftovers. No breakfast or lunch, I had prepared the boys food automatically like I always do but didn’t even think about myself..
How can you just forget about yourself? I need to start finding me again, not that I feel like I've completely lost who I am since having children but my daily thoughts are now focussed around my boys, husband, other family, our dog, house, bills, work. That's it, and when I look at the list not one part of that is focused on me and my well being.
There was one day a couple of weeks ago when I was really ill. Usually us mum's can completely rock sickness, we wake up, we feel sick, we say no not today and we continue like the troopers we are. But this one day, I was so poorly, not from a cold, headache, bug or anything like that I was just exhausted.
I tried to get up and go about as normal but felt like I was running on nothing. I pretended I could do it but then I thought to myself that if I don't put myself first today and rest, like my body is telling me to, then this is going to last the rest of the week.
I thought about what advice I'd give to someone else, and I followed it. I phoned my husband and told him I needed him to look after the boys. Once he was home I went back to bed for two hours, got up spent some time with the boys and then slept 7pm til 7am. Absolutely amazing, and I woke up feeling on top of the world again, ready to face the adventure ahead.
So why am I babbling? From this week, I've decided every Sunday evening I will put together a ‘5 Things for Me’ list. This will consist of 5 things over the coming week which will focus entirely on me! Selfish eh? But we all need our ‘me time’, I know I definitely do!
Then at the end of the week I can either applaud myself or give myself a slap on the wrist, and then prepare another list for the week ahead.
Why am I doing this?
So! My 5 things for me this week are:
Time to start being a little more selfish..
What have you done today/this past week which was entirely for you?