taking time for you

IMG_20151205_212917714Have you ever seen the sketch that Ellen does where she reenacts one of her viewers who accidentally put an Airborne tablet in her mouth without water while stuck in an airplane seat?

She starts foaming at the mouth uncontrollably and can’t go anywhere because she’s stuck in the plane.

I don’t know why that is so hilarious to me, but this past week I keep thinking about it as I have been putting white strips on my teeth during my commute on the bus. As I ride to work and walk through the office I am hoping no one talks to me and notices my foaming teeth. Thankfully, none of the foam is escaping my mouth, but still. How embarrassing would that be?

So far, I’ve only been talked to once by someone on the bus. Hopefully they didn’t notice.

Over 9 months of being a mom has taught me that it is really easy to take care of your child, apartment, to-do list, etc. without taking time to care for yourself. It’s easy to get caught up in feeding, bathing, cleaning and forget to go get your hair cut for months.

Since Baby Girl has started sleeping through the night, I feel a little more like a human and ready to reclaim some time for me.

Step one was obviously teeth whitening strips. Let’s be real…coffee drinking requires teeth maintenance.

I’ve started thinking through the things I loved doing pre-baby and how I can get back into some of those hobbies. I also want to do better at incorporating BG into the things I love to do like baking, playing guitar, crocheting…

Point being, I’m understanding the importance of getting out of survival mode and enjoying life, hobbies, and taking time to care for yourself.

How do you make time for you?

How do you incorporate your kids into your hobbies?

I hope you are enjoying the holiday season!




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