Why a Little ‘Me Time’ is Important for your Health and Well Being
By Aurelia Williams
As mothers, it is in our very nature to nurture and care for others. We play doctor, cook, chauffeur, teacher, lawyer, and the occasional referee as well, and yet most of us don’t take time off for ourselves. I bet you can remember the last time you did a load of laundry, the last time one of your little ones gave you a hug or perhaps the last time one of your kids did a little artwork on the wall (smile), but when was the last time you took time out for you?
It isn’t selfish to carve out a little ‘me time’ – it is actually a great way to nurture yourself and a wonderful way to rejuvenate yourself. As a matter of fact, it is very important to be sure to take time out for yourself. I made a vow a long time ago to be sure to take time for myself, away from home. I have a loving husband and 4 children and I make sure to do something for me monthly (often times more). Whether I am alone or with girlfriends, I find the time that I spend dedicated to me priceless. My girlfriends and I have created what we call a ‘Girls Day Out’! This is where you pal around with your friend or friends and just have fun (childless fun). Just imagine being able to drink an entire cup of tea or coffee before it gets cold or actually eating your entire meal without having to share it.
Be sure to steal a few hours a week for yourself to get away. If for some reason you can’t leave the house, perhaps just take some quiet time for yourself after the children are in bed and treat yourself to a good book, a bubble bath, a nice movie or anything else that you get enjoyment from.
You remember that saying? If mama ain’t happy, nobody is happy? Well, I tend to agree with it, so try to take time off when you can to replenish your mind, body and spirit. Usually after just a few hours of ‘me time’, you will feel totally renewed, rejuvenated and ready to tackle just about ANYTHING (even that pile of laundry!)
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Here’s a recipe from an herbalist who drinks this every morning and afternoon.
4 oz. Thai-go
2 oz. Noni
1 oz Mineral Chi
Every morning for energy and joints. If I am really tired and run down, I repeat it in the afternoon. Has kept me going through some extremely stressful times.
Easy Aromatherapy Bath Recipes for Women
Blend the essential oils with one teaspoon of carrier oil or milk and add the
blend to your bath.
PMS Relief Bath
5 drops bergamot
3 drops geranium
1 drop rose
For PMS Fluid Retention
2 drops lavender
4 drops juniper.
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