As Moms, we cherish our time to ourselves. If we have any free time in our schedules, we think about the things we have to get done and the myth of getting some extra sleep and all the little things in between. Our days are made up of chores, activities, routines, work, play, education and sleep.
With all of that going on, we forget that we deserve time to ourselves.
When my son was born, he was the center of my world - especially the first year when I breast fed him. But now that he is a little older, he can play on his own for longer periods of time, and I can focus on something else.
I have memories of my mother doing other activities - gardening, writing, meeting up with friends - activities that did not include me. And that is how I learned that Moms are people, too. (So, thanks, Mom!) I started carving out my own time with my 100 challenge. I thought it would take all year, but I've finished reading 100 books. Now, I need 100 of something else. (Yes, I will still be reading.)
I encourage you all to try it: Challenge yourself to a new hobby, or take the challenge and complete 100 of something:
- Complete 100 puzzles.
- Write 100 blog posts.
- Plant 100 trees.
- Journal 100 pages.
- Create 100 pictures.
- Knit 100 scarves.
As for me, I'm going to try out 100 new recipes next. Since I'm up early, I think I'll start with breakfast.
Let me know what you are going to do in the comments.