Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Taking Care of You

Mindy here. When was the last time you did something just for you? It doesn't have to be anything big. Something as simple as a bubble bath, curling up in a quiet nook to read, exercise, or taking a vitamin can play a big part in your well being.

Moms are notorious for being so busy taking care of everyone else, they forget to do anything for themselves. The result? We end up stressed and frazzled. And like the old adage says, if mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.

So ladies, today I encourage you to do something just for you. Enjoy your latte in peace and quiet, away from everything clamoring for your attention. Paint your toenails your favorite color. Dance around the kitchen to your favorite song while fixing dinner.

So I'll ask you again, when was the last time you did something just for you and what was it? Did you feel guilty, or revel in the momentary freedom? Do you try to fit YOU into your daily/weekly routine?

Happy Tuesday, y'all. And don't forget to pop on over to my personal blog, Divine Imagination. This week's guest is none other than our own Lindi Peterson. You could win her debut release, Her Best Catch. And, if you read Lindi's post yesterday, you know you have a shot at another prize as well.


  1. Thanks for the post, I feel it was meant just for me, hehe!

    Sometimes when I get out, I feel guilty. I try not to, but Guilt is my middle name and it follows me everywhere!

  2. Thanks for the reminder, Mindy. It is Spring Break, and I'm sitting at home by myself for once. Maybe I'll go on a date with myself to see a movie this afternoon.

    It is easy to put everyone before yourself without realizing what you're doing. Then you face burn out!!! Definitely must keep your guard up to avoid that.

  3. Now that my kids are older, I'm actually pretty good at taking care of myself. I have a group of friends at church, and we try to have ladies night out when we can (usually dinner but sometimes a movie). My husband and I have date night every now and then, though not as often as we should.

    And I usually take some time after everyone is in bed and watch shows I've DVR'd. Plus, I try to reserve weekends for family or resting.

    It's tough when kids (or grandkids!) are young. Now that I have teenagers, though, my time if more my own.

  4. Missy kind of said what I was thinking. My kids are out of the house and it's fairly easy to slip into a nice hot bubble bath, make a crazy dinner with just junk, (not sure if that qualifies as 'taking care' but it makes me happy!)

  5. Christy, you need to stop feeling guilty. Does your husband feel guilty whenever he runs out? Doubtful. You shouldn't either. Instead, you should relish it.
    Now go forth and guilt no more:-)

  6. Dianna, I love that. A date with yourself.

  7. Missy, it is much easier as the kiddos get older. It's always the little ones that demand our full attention, leaving little time to hear ourselves think.

  8. Lindi, I sometimes wonder if hubby and I will ever be empty nesters. We're actually planning a get-away for your anniversary. It'll be the first time we've gone away, just the two of us, since our honeymoon seventeen years ago. Should be interesting.

  9. Such a good reminder Mindy! And I like how you thought of taking a little time even if you don't have a lot of time to devote. Thanks for the post :)