My Favorite "Me-Time" Indulgences

This is a repost from Halloween of last year but I figured I’d share it again as I have been having so many Moms ask me about some of the best ways to treat themselves or utilize alone time since we often get wrapped up in our parenting duties and neglect our own needs. You can read about my Favorite “Me Time” Indulgences below. Enjoy!

(Psst… Be on the lookout for my post later on this week on ways to fit “Me Time” into your hectic schedule)

 

 

So, this year for Halloween, Dad is taking the girls out to enjoy some kid-friendly festivities while I get to play the role of boring old Mom and chill out at home (Yay!) Now while I will miss my little Lovebugs terribly while they’re out partying it up with their Dad, I am definitely looking forward to this very rare alone time. This is my time to do many of the things that I really enjoy but hardly ever get the chance to do when the kids are with me. So, you may be wondering (or not), what exactly do I like to do during those rare opportunities for true ME-Time? Well, here you go. Here is my Top 5 Favorite Me-Time Indulgences (feel free to borrow some of these ideas for yourself):

  1. Meditation- Okay, so this may sound not so exciting but it is seriously a HUGE help. Sometimes I simply throw on some relaxing meditation music from YouTube or Pandora and just lay down and let my mind and body relax. Other times, I follow a guided meditation from my YouTube playlist. It is sooooo relaxing and gets me refreshed for another round of Mommy Duties.
  2. Go to the gym- a great workout is always beneficial and I sometimes invite my Mom, one of my sisters, or a friend to come along with me so we can get a good workout in and just catch up with one another .
  3. Enjoy some good food- Oh yes, I get some of my favorite food(s) and dig in without having to share.
  4. Bubble Bath and a Book- I just fill up the tub with lots of water, scented bath soap or bath bombs (and bubbles of course) then I light a couple of my white candles and drift off into a good book.
  5. Watch standup- I like to watch old Richard Pryor or Eddie Murphy standup without worrying about the girls hearing the inappropriate content.
  6. Go to the spa- Invite a friend (or my Mom or sister) and just enjoy good conversation, a mani/pedi and massage.
  7. Writing/Blogging- I like to pull out my journal or even do some blogging and just let out my thoughts and I can get as creative as I want. 🙂
  8. Online shopping- even if I’m not actually making any purchases at the moment, I will just build my shopping cart and/or wish list.
  9. Going for a walk- just enjoy the outdoors and a peaceful walk
  10. SLEEP- yes, I like to take a good nap while I have the chance.

Well, there we have it. These are my favorite Me-Time indulgences. Feel free to share some of your own in the comments.

Happy Parenting!

 

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19 thoughts on “My Favorite "Me-Time" Indulgences

  1. Me time is so important – I love to curl up with a good book or walk in the woods – great post Briana

    1. That sounds sooo nice right about now. Lol. Thanks for reading!

  2. i never get enough #4 but it’s oh so good when I finally do!!

  3. Love these tips! Thanks for sharing! XooX

  4. My favorite “me time” indulgences are fancy coffee and a good book!! That’s almost always what I choose to do when I get some alone time!

  5. Cork and Fork Aficionado

    I love to go for a walk or curl up on the couch with a book when I actually have some alone time! 🙂

    1. Sounds great. I love it. Thanks for reading.

  6. Now I don’t feel so guilty! You and other parents say they like to not have to share snacks all the time😃. I like to do your list of things too.

    1. Lol. Yep, you don’t have to feel guilty. ☺️ Thanks for reading.

  7. Me time, oh I love it so much!! It’s rare, and fleeting, but boy do I savor it when I get a chance. Blogging is probably my number one go-to when I get a chance, but I love chocolate and bubble baths just the same <3 Thanks for sharing!

    1. Bubble baths are the best! Thanks for reading.

  8. Wow, I would have to say many of those are my favorite. I would add a good sappy lovey dovey chic flick.

    1. Lol. Sounds great! Thanks for reading. 🙂

  9. Love! Me time is so important. My favorite me time is an at home spa day; mani & pedi.

    – Cait | http://www.prettyandfun.com

    1. OMG. I loveeee at home spa-days. And I think I’m due for one of those right about now. Lol. Definitely have to include that in my “Me Time” this week. Thanks for reading!

  10. This is such a great list! I love bubble baths too. Since moving to my current house I haven’t taken many because I don’t find the tub comfortable. Ugh! Definitely something I’ll pay attention to the next time I move! 🙂

    1. Oh yeah, that’s definitely something to pay attention to when moving. I’m moving in 2 weeks so hopefully this isn’t an issue. Thanks for reading!

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