As a mother of three my days are spent chasing babies, packing lunches, cleaning, playing dress up, and planning meals. Add blogging to the mix and things can get a little hectic around here. When I began blogging I didn’t think my blog would grow to what it is today. I am so incredibly grateful for the friendships I’ve made through blogging and for all my readers who keep coming back to see what I have to share. But I have to admit it can all be a little overwhelming at times. Earlier this year I was involved in a lot of blog work on top of my mommy duties. The days would come and go and at the end of the week I couldn’t remember much of what happened. It made me realize how much I needed to take a step back and make time for myself. As mothers I think we often worry about caring for others and rarely take time for ourselves. As much as I love caring for my family and blogging, I know its time to focus on finding time for myself. I even created a pinterest board for inspiration.
My husband recently noticed how overwhelmed I was getting and asked me “what’s something you like to do but haven’t done lately?” I immediately thought about reading. To me sitting down reading a good book and enjoying a cup of tea is the best way to relax.
As Summer approaches I’ve made a bucket list for myself. One of the items on my list is to read five new books by August. So this morning I went shopping for a few of my favorite things. We started our morning off by stopping at the farmer’s market for fresh berries.
Then during nap time I made myself a hot cup of green tea with a drizzle of honey and slice of lemon.
Can you guess what area I find the most relaxing? That would of course be my porch with it’s new mini makeover. To me a good book, fresh fruit, and a big cup of tea is my “me time.” Its what helps me clear my head when I’m feeling stressed or even wanting to unwind at the end of a busy day.
How do you find time for yourself? What do you find relaxing?