Take Some Time for You!

“Self care is how you take your power back!”

Sometimes taking a moment to stop and smell the roses and appreciate the things around you is enough to get you through the tough times.

Take this weekend for example…we usually travel on holiday weekends but Brandon was working so the boys and I stayed home.  I’ll be honest, it’s been so nice to not have to wake up early in the morning, stock up on some much needed supplies, do some home chores, and just do them when I felt like it!

Taking time for yourself is the greatest give that you can ever give yourself!  We all have something that we love and something that revitalizes your energy and tops you up for when you really need it!  For some relaxation means meditation or yoga while for others it means more strenuous and energetic activities.  For Mother’s Day I was lucky to get an E- Bike – which is an electric bike.  I love it because it is great for extra steep hills when you need just a little kick to get you moving!  I have been on a few bike rides this weekend on the Mountain bike trails close to my house…

 

 

Another way I love to spend some down time (which is not very often, so it is very precious to me) is spending time on my patio, with a hot drink and a travel magazine to help me plan our next family trip. This Black robe from @Lissomelounge is so comfortable and soft.  I recently ordered some great things from them and this is by far my favorite.  I am usually a PJ’s kind of girl, but I have actually found that I am loving this whole robe vibe.  If you haven’t heard of them before you should check them out on Instagram – and details of how to shop them is in the link in their profile.

What helped you recharge your energy this weekend?  What things do you love to do that help you take time for yourselves! Drop a comment below – I would love to hear…

I read a sign on the freeway today that struck a note with me “Make memories – don’t be one!”  It was reminding people to drive safe, but I think it relates to so many other things in our lives, especially the fact that if we neglect taking care ourselves, we not allowing ourselves the privilege of being important to ourselves.  When we take the time to make ourselves important, that’s when everything changes in your life!

Happy Memorial Day to you and those you are remembering!

 

 

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