Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Take some time .....

"If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself."
~ Barbara De Angelis

I have spent some time in the last week doing things for me. Just me. I don't want to give the impression that I never get time to myself or get to do anything for myself, but I think most women would agree that we tend to put everyone else first.

We chauffeur the kids, we do the laundry once in awhile, we take care of the house and the groceries and everything else. Our husbands, if they're smart, will tell us to take some time to ourselves and we'll try to do just that but on the way to go read a book we'll find a bedroom that needs tidying or put on "just one more" load of laundry.

My job gives me the flexibility to be able to have many hours of apparent "down time" during the day. Unfortunately I use a good portion of that running errands and doing things around the house. In between computer time of course.

This week I decided that I was going to follow the saying "if Momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy".

I went and got my hair cut.

I got my eyebrows waxed.

I was in too much pain to bother taking a picture. You're welcome.

I got a pedicure. I wish I had thought to take pictures of the amazing process but my body was melting into a puddle of goo from the awesometastic massage chair they had me sitting in, combined with the footgasmic work they were doing on my feet. Ordinarily I am not a person who enjoys having anyone anywhere near my feet, but Oh. Emm. Gee......BLISS!!

I felt good!

And, it made a huge difference to my attitude. And it made it easier to do everything else in my life. I feel like a new person.


When is the last time you did something for just you? Try it !!


  1. Well done on pampering yourself... we should all do it once in a while.
    Now what can I do???? hmmmmmmm....

  2. Oh. A Pedicure. I am SO insanely jealous. Good for you for spending time on you.

  3. Very nice! Good on ya for taking time for YOU! I'm using my "me" time lately to nap. Oh how I love naps!

  4. Love the toe pics! And the haircut is adorable. AFter months of talking about it, I got 6 inches cut off my hair a few weeks ago and bangs for the first time in 10 felt great!