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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

5 Ways to Make Time for Yourself

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Whether you're a mom or not, there is just never enough time in the day.  I am completely guilty of neglecting myself as most women are guilty of.  We put everyone and everything first.  And if you're anything like me, you overcommit and have a hard time saying no, only to take on WAY too much.  I am trying to work on this, and I wanted to share 5 ways Ito make time for yourself.

1.  Try something new you don't normally do.  A new hobby like running, bike riding, sewing, reading.  Find something you enjoy or think you might and give it a try.  Everyone needs to have something that is just for them.  Not for your kids, not for your spouse, but something that is just about you.  Can't find free time to even try this hobby?  I sometimes use my lunch break for these things, and it is such a nice relaxing hour to break up the work day. 

2.  Have some quiet time to yourself.  Turn off the TV, your computer and your phone.  Sit with your favorite magazine and your favorite drink and just take it all in.  I usually do this on the front or back porch and relax, but it was much too chilly this week, so I relaxed in the living room with our large windows overlooking the backyard.  It was so peaceful and quiet.  While doing my weekly grocery shopping at Krogert last week, I picked up the latest InStyle and StyleWatch magazine.  I love sitting down with a good magazine and a latte or hot chocolate in the wintertime to soak up some time to myself.  I can always find such great style inspiration in the magazines during award season.  It inspires me to try out new trends, recreate looks, and it is great for de-stressing.

3.  Get outdoors.  One of the best ways to make time for yourself is to get outdoors!  Go for a walk, a run, a hike, go ziplining or swimming.  Whether you get moving or you just sit outside and read a good book, getting outdoors and enjoying nature can do wonders for you.

4.  Have some girl time.  Don't let your mom guilt get in the way ladies, sometimes, we just need a little girl time that includes our girls, and I don't mean our daughters.  I love girl time with Leighton more than anything, but I think it is so important to still have some girl time alone with our friends sometimes too.  I hate missing out on time with LC though, so I prefer to hit up the movie theatre with a friend or two occasionally after Leighton goes to bed.  Being a mom doesn't mean we have to completely change who we are.

5.  Schedule a spa day.  That's right, go ahead and schedule it.  I don't care if it's 6 months from now.  Get it on the calendar and go get yourself a mani, pedi, facial or massage.  If you don't schedule time for yourself, you will likely end up not having any time for yourself.  Ocassionally we need to really treat ourselves.  I know it can get pricey, so another alternative would be to invite a few friends over and have a spa day together.  Do each other's hair and nails.  Doesn't that sound fun?!

Make sure you stop by your local Kroger today and pick up the InStyle and StyleWatch  magazines and start making time for yourself.  We give and give and give; let's have a minute to ourselves today.  P.S. Make sure you print this coupon off for $2.50 off 2 PEOPLE, InStyle, and StyleWatch magazines valid at QFC, Frys, Ralphs, Smiths and FRED MEYER.  Or you can get $1.00 off 1 PEOPLE, InStyle, and StyleWatch magazine valid at Kroger, King Soopers, Owens, Dillions, Foods Co, City Market, JayC, Food4Less Fremont, Food4Less, Bakers, Gerbes and Payless.  What are some ways that you make time for yourself?

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15 comments:

Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris said...

Very inspirational post! Make me think about it! Cool!
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Mónica Sors
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Erica Casually Styled said...

Very inspiring post! As a mom it is very hard to find sometime to yourself! Me time is so very much needed! Great post!

xo, Erica
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Queen In Between said...

How fun to do this post! I think that was the hugest thing I learned after a failed marriage...I still needed me time to remember who I was and to be a good wife and mom. Your living space looks lovely!

Sarah Tripp said...

Spa day is my favorite 'me time!' Love your tips! xx

Emily said...

such great tips! making me time is SO important. thank you for sharing!

xo Emily
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Dylan said...

These are great tips, especially the hobby tip.

Dylan
www.lifebydylan.com

Whitney Damrau said...

this is so true! It is so easy to get wrapped up in everything else. Your house is so pretty!

Xoxo,
Whitney & Blaire
Peaches In A Pod

Straight A Style said...

Amen to all of these! I am learning it is even harder now as a mom but probably more important than ever.

Amy Ann
Straight A Style

Morgan Flinchum said...

Making time for myself is something I really need to work on. It's hard to say no these days but a little bit of me time does the soul some good!

-Morgan
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Maggie Zemanek said...

I'm all about spa days!! It's the best way to unwind.

Shira said...

I love your tips! These are so important to prevent burnout too.

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Natasha said...

YES YES ALL THINGS YES... we put everyone else above ourselves!!! thanks for the reminder dear friend ;)

Madeline Elizabeth said...

love your decor! I actually snagged that People Style Watch last week and read it on the plane to Nashville. So many cute things in there.

Have a great weekend.

xo, Maddy
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Rachel said...

Great tips! Thanks for sharing!

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lfrykman said...

I love #1! There's so many hobbies and things I want to try but seems like I never get to it. Such a great reminder that taking time for yourself can include hobbies!