Whew! I’m exhausted. The Holiday Season can be exhausting, which for me really was. Although I love all the festivities and family gatherings it leaves me drenched. For Thanksgiving we traveled, for Christmas we were home and I cooked a large dinner for us to enjoy and all the running around that comes along with it. Now with New Years approaching I am focusing on how I can make more time for me.
I don’t have all the answers or know exactly how I am going to achieve this but at least I have it in my thought process- so that’s a start. It’s easy to forget about taking care of our own needs. It can be tough trying to prioritize your own needs up there with everything you do for your family, friends, your job, and your other responsibilities especially if you have a family. You just like me, owe it to yourself to take a little personal time, even if it means shifting some duties and putting others second on the list.
I just want to relax a day and do absolutely nothing. Is that too much to ask? I mean, I do a lot and I need a break – we all are entitled to a lazy day, right?
Well anyways, I think if we just communicate with our family we can open up many doors. Tell your spouse and/or children about your decision to make more time for yourself in order to meet your goals. If your children are a bit older, maybe they can take on a few more chores. Ask your spouse to lend a helping hand around the house or take over some of your other family responsibilities. Hmm.…sounds easy enough, but if you’re like me, it’s just easier to do it myself and get it done…but since I am trying to find time for me – I won’t be taking that attitude.
I don’t know abut you but with the New Year approaching, I will be re-evaluating the way I’ve been doing things and adding myself on the priority list. With the support of family, I think “me” time is very doable . Besides, everyone truly benefits!
Are you on board? What wull you be doing differently to make more time for you in the New Year?