Finding time for myself… and why it’s so hard to do!
Anyone that has kids knows that trying to find time to spend doing the things you love is so hard.
Whether you are a stay at home parent or working there never seems to be enough hours in the day.
Our days are so full on now, between running around after a toddler and the constant demands of a newborn its difficult to find even 5 minutes to enjoy a hot cup of tea.
Before having the boys I had loads of free time, probably too much.
I had the time to read books (I remember the days of demolishing a whole book in one sitting) watch box sets or take an afternoon nap if that’s what I felt like doing (which me and the hubby used to do every saturday afternoon)
Don’t get me wrong I wouldn’t change my lot for the world but I do wish I had appreciated it a little bit more back then.
Hindsight is a beautiful thing.
Looking after the rug rats is a full-time job, one I very rarely get a day off from.
I’ve been thinking lately that it’s so important that I make time for MYSELF regardless of whats going on during the day even if it’s 30 minutes. If you can’t look after yourself then I’ve no chance of being a good mum to my kids.
So I went and brought a book on the kindle. It was a chick lit book by an author I adore, once upon a time I would have eaten that book for breakfast, I brought the book 2 months ago I’ve read about 3 chapters, whoops. I might finish it by the year 2020 at this rate.
The other thing I’m doing for ME is the revamp of my blog.
I’ve been flirting with the idea of going self hosted for ages now, I honestly just didn’t think my blog was good enough to justify the charge (even thou it’s dirt cheap to move over).
I did something brave one day and messaged a well-known blogger and asked for a little advice and assistance (Fran at Whinge Whinge Wine if you care to have a look) and she pointed me in the direction of a Facebook group UK Parent Bloggers (UK Bloggers need only apply).
I’m so glad I did approach her, I would happily say that the group has changed my perspective on my blog other people’s blogs and how I view it as a whole.
I’ve started to view my blog as work now which is fine by me I’m really enjoying building up my content. I work on it every night when the boys are in bed, it’s my little piece of me.
I love being a mother but sometimes you need a little escapism and this certainly is mine.