As a mother, taking time for some self-care and a little bit of quiet, is an act of rebellion. In a world that values busy-ness, taking time out to look after yourself can be a very rebellious act indeed! But it is a vital one too. At this time of year particularly, we can be overly aware of the expectations on us as mothers.
As women, whether we are working or not, mothers or not, grieving or not, we can often find ourselves with a sense of overwhelm. Generally, our society expects us to be wonder-women; to do everything with style and grace, and of course, with a smile.
But so often this sense of expectation leads to overwhelm, burnout and resentment.
What if it was Okay for us to simply say no?
Take yourself on a self date. A terrific idea, as shared and described in this guest post by blogger Sab.
Go on a Self Date
I hit the second half of my third decade, and after plenty of life adventures, I finally figured out that life is short and happiness is something I should really work for.
Do you find yourself craving a room of your own? I did this past weekend.
It was a wet, wild weather weekend in Sydney with severe storm warnings encouraging us to stay indoors. So we did. And whilst I loved being snug, dry and cosy with my family, there were a few moments when I really wished for more physical space between me and the other people in my home.
I found myself wishing I could go to a room of my own!