Good Pregnancy Eats
Here’s a question for you (and try to be honest about this). When was the last time you enjoyed an honest-to-goodness, I’m-going-to-do-whatever-I-want day off?
Let’s call this a Me Time day. Our bodies do so much for us every day; they deserve a vacation once in a while. Every so often take some time to do whatever you want to do. The idea is to recharge your battery and restore your energy, both emotionally and physically.
If your current schedule keeps you too busy to even dream about a Me Time day, I have a challenge to solve your problem. Are you ready?
First, get your calendar. Schedule 3 separate days in the upcoming months for Me Time. Schedule these times right now, in advance, like a doctor’s appointment so you can plan your life around them. Treat these days as designated and important events on your calendar.
Planning ahead is smart because you can ask for babysitting help and make other arrangements to free up the days you selected. Make realistic plans, so you won’t feel stressed out or overwhelmed before your “mini-vacation”.
Your Me Time days are non-negotiable. Unless there is a real emergency, seemingly important demands for your time will have to wait.
Now that you’ve got your Me Time days scheduled, check out these 12 activities to recharge and restore!
- Sleep as much as you’d like
- Spend time with your friends and family
- Watch your favorite movies
- Read your favorite books
- Do some yoga or meditation
- Take a nature walk
- Enjoy a day at the spa or salon
- Get a prenatal massage
- Take a relaxing bubble bath
- Invite a friend and have a girls’ day off
- Do some journaling
- Create a photo collage (digitally or from paper and glue)
The point is to do whatever you feel like doing, and know it’s ok to take this time for yourself.
Now it’s your turn. Leave me a comment with your 3 upcoming Me Time days and 1 of your personal favorite Me Time activities!