We all know it can be really hard to make sure we are making time for ourselves. Between work, kids, school, making time for your partner, and everything else in-between. That's why I wanted to share what I try to do every week to make sure that I am getting time to help myself reset, relax, and stay present with my family.
Here are my 5 tips to getting "me time."
1. Go to the gym!
I love going to the gym right after Davis and I drop our daughter off at school. We put our son in the gyms kid care and go tune out the world for an hour or so. Sometimes Davis and I workout together. Other days we flirt from across the gym. There are also days that we don't even acknowledge one another until the workout is done. The gym is a place that all I have to focus on is what I want to do right then. It's amazing. The other plus side is that your body creates and releases endorphins when you workout. Endorphins make you happy. And as my girl Elle Woods once said, "Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't shoot their husbands, they just don't.”
2. Do something alone.
For me it's going to the store, getting a lash fill, or putting the baby down for a nap and just sitting in silence for as long as I need. It doesn't have to be anything crazy. You just need a minute to be alone, not having to plan anything, and just existing. It's little moments of silence that help settle the mind and body!
Don't let me lose you. Let me explain. When I say journal I don't mean you have to write all about your day or anything crazy. For me, my journaling is writing down what I am grateful for that day (3 things,) and what made me happy. The cool thing about journaling is you can do it as soon as you wake up or right before you go to bed. Either time is great. Start or end your day with 3 positives!
4. Talk to your partner!
This is so so important. Your partner can't read your mind. They don't know how you are feeling. The best way to make sure they know is to tell them. Be honest and open with your feelings. Let them know when you need a break. Davis and I constantly tell each other when we need a break. It is one thing about or relationship that I love. We make sure that we are honest and when we need to have a minute alone the other person is able to make that happen!
Water is know to help cleanse the soul. I LOVE to take hot baths. For me water is one thing that has always helped sooth and relax me. Take a hot shower, sit in the bath, soak in a hot tub, drink a cold glass of water. Let the water help wash away your day and just breathe.
I really hope these 5 tips helped! I would love to see you implementing them in your life so tag me on Instagram! Sending you nothing but love and good vibes. Have a great day!