Lunch with a girlfriend.
Hotel room service.
Isn’t it such a treat when you get to have these little indulgences?
With two little ones, these kinds of personal indulgences are few and far between. These days I truly savor 30 minutes on Pinterest or reading blogs with a cup of coffee and a sweet treat (preferably Pepperidge Farm® Milano® cookies). I find that giving myself these little indulgences in my busy week really get me recharged for the crazy day ahead.
As you know we recently took our ten-year anniversary trip.
It. Was. FABULOUS.
But as with anything, all good things must come to an end, and on the last day I found myself already dreaming of our next trip. Although we made a commitment to not let ten years go by again before our next getaway, I had serious vacation blues when we got home. Vacation blues are real, y’all!
It was so great to get away but having a little space made me realize how demanding two little ones really are. As I was talking to my mom about it, I was reminded of so many other mothers out there that struggle with finding “me” time. Struggle to take that daily shower. Struggle to get dinner on the table, let alone something healthy.
So while I dream of our next true getaway, in the meantime I am committing to myself to allow more daily “getaways”. Enjoy a little daily indulgence.
I find that I am kind of a busy body. I mean, multi-tasking might as well be my middle name. I go go go go go. It is definitely a great feeling at the end of the day when I have accomplished a lot, but I never allow myself a guilt-free few moments to just “be”.
I’d love for you to join me in my new daily mantra-
But First, Coffee.
Allowing myself those ten minutes to just relax and enjoy the nothing. Ten minutes a day to truly stop. No blogging, no texting, no emails.
Just a good old cup of coffee (or water! or whatever), my thoughts and some Dulce de Leche Milano cookies. With a side of ZERO GUILT!
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