As parents, it is often difficult to find time for yourself when work, family, and everything but YOU seem to come first. I am sure that I am not alone in saying that when a rare moment of solitude finally does present itself… I feel, well, a bit selfish. My mind races with all the things I should be doing.
Recently, I found the cure for my self-imposed guilt. I schedule “me time” into my day. Since quality time must first be found to be cherished, it now goes on the calendar, along with client appointments, vet appointments, and picking up dirty socks. As I proceed through my day, checking off my to-do list, I work my way towards my personal time knowing that I have “earned” it.
It is in these moments that I savor my daily rituals. The personal activities in life that are just for me. Even the most stressful of days can be salvaged by the simple act of lighting a candle, hiding in the corner with a good book, and savoring a cup of tea.
Today, I invite you to share some the quieter moments from your day with us.