If a song came to mind while reading the title, please scroll straight to the comments and let me know which one it was (music junkie problems lol) and now that you're back I have to share this!
Alright, so I have a confession to make ( I feel like I've said this before, I will be confessing a lot here) I have what they call "Addictive personality syndrome"- by they I mean me and a few close friends, but not the ACTUAL disorder, I just happen to get addicted to things! All have been super harmless, like games, music, Pinterest, that sort of thing. Anyhow, I say all of that because I remember being about 13 years old, and staying up all night playing The Sims. Now if you aren't familiar with this game and didn't have an "omg, I remember that game" moment. It is a role-play game where you build a virtual life and I was in love. In fact, if not for the fact that my previous computer was slowing down and losing the function of a few keys I would have purchased the latest version.
I just loved the game, so much that I stayed up once until 5 in the morning playing. My brother and I took turns being our own characters (desktop days) we would turn off the scree, jump onto the bed and pretend to sleep when my mom came downstairs to check on us. But as soon as she went back upstairs we were at it. Honestly, it's pretty funny looking back.
Now my gamer days are over and my time is replaced with new responsibilities. With that, comes less time for myself. Thinking about purchasing a game like The Sims now, would be a waste of money because I would probably never have time to enjoy it. I have a full day as it is, and having "me time" is more of a distant dream than a reality, well except for at 5:00 in the morning.
A week ago I was looking down at my feet during some point of the day, old red nail polish- super chipped. I thought to myself, how did I let this happen and why hadn't I done anything about it. Before getting married I was the type of person to sit down and do designs on my nails, from leopard print to French tip (yes, by myself). I loved painting my nails. When I got married I didn't care for it as much because I cooked, cleaned and washed the dishes way more than before and I didn't want to ruin them (gloves just seemed too Stepford Wives for me -don't judge). I would do them on occasion but not as much.
When I had Landon, about 5 days after he was born the first time I left the house was to go get my nails done. It helped me feel normal. Fast forward to just a week ago and having the epiphany that I really needed to do something about my feet. I crept out of bed to get water and after drinking the water I felt a burst of energy and thought to myself, I'm going to have some me-time.
Self care is important when you become a mother because in order to be the best for someone else I truly believe that you need to take care of number one (that's you!) So I got my Sandalwood & Lavender oil body scrub (by the way, I just found out its discontinued, everything I like they want to throw away at BBW- haters) ..massaged and exfoliated my feet, cut and filed my toenails and painted them a nice nude colour. It felt soo good, I felt like I had accomplished something major, and I guess I did. I knew there was no way I could do them if Landon was awake and as much as I enjoy a pampering experience every now and then, I'd much rather spend $35 on a new item for my closet then to have someone give me a way too ticklish pedicure.
It was honestly great, and I'm so glad that I did it. So question for you..its 5:00 in the morning, what are you doing for yourself?
Comment below something you like to/would like to do for "self-care"