There never seems to be enough time in the day to get to all the "stuff" done that I want to do. It gets to be frustrating when my "to do" list keeps getting things added on - and there's not a lot coming off! And its not just the housework that gets set aside when the children need me - but other things - important things - like my health.
It became very evident this past week when I needed an eye examine (one that I have been putting off for some time) and when I did finally get there - I wasn't ready to hear what the optometrist had to say...
Time for me. It never used to be a hard concept for me to grasp before I had children. I took it for granted that I could spend so much time on myself, completely guilt free and knowing - unequivocally - that I deserved it.
However, as a Stay at Home Mom now, with a three and a half year old son and a year old daughter, I believed that time out for me was something that I no longer deserved. After all, if I was giving myself time, then I was taking time away from my family. I viewed it as being a very selfish indulgence. I felt guilty when I thought about doing something just for myself.