I'll be the first to admit it's hard to juggle this single parent thing. Between work, after school therapy sessions, errands, keeping up with house work, this blog, and my never ending to-do list, I have a lot going on - all the time. Everything rests on my shoulders, at the end of the day if I don't do it, it's probably not going to get done.
It's hard to find just me time, don't get me wrong I love my children, they are my world but with my schedule it's very rare that I get alone, quiet or down time. Even after my children are in bed or at school, there is always something that needs to be done. Well last week I decided not only did I need me time, I needed to make time and I needed it now. Not tomorrow, not next month, now.
So what does my me time look like exactly? I took a leap and joined a gym, not just any gym though, I joined my local Planet Fitness. I loved Planet Fitness the moment I walked in, it's not huge and it's not full of intimidating people working out and judging. This place, this gym, was going to be my me time place and I couldn't wait!
I've been to the gym twice last week and so far twice this week - it's been great! I know it's probably not the ideal me time that you all had in mind, but it works! After work, I change clothes, throw on my headphones and head into the gym.
This time for me allows me to work on me, think about me, spend some time with just me. I have time to clear my head, de-stress if needed and just let loose. I don't do anything crazy, I'm not even interested in weights yet, for now I'm doing 30 minutes or so on the treadmill - just walking it off.
Everyone's me time is different but as a parent I can't express enough how important it is to have that daily me time. Please find it or make room in your schedule for it, you need it!
So how do you spend your me time?