Both my babies are sleeping and all I can think about is what I should be doing while I sit here, completely relaxed, watching a bit of T.V. Things like… laundry, cleaning bathrooms, mopping the floor, shoveling snow and/or doing dishes (sigh). This goes through my head every time its nap time. Yet I cant bring myself to do much of anything. This is my only time to completely relax.
So why cant I let myself relax? Why cant I leave the dirty dishes in the sink and the snow in the drive way? Maybe its because I know it will be that much harder to get those things done when the babies wake up.
So what do I do? Do the deeds or let them be. Because I am so comfortable today, I will let them be. I might just do that everyday. I need my ‘me time’ to stay sane. If I am constantly running around trying to accomplish something by the end of the day I am completely run down. My husband really appreciates it when I have some energy when he gets home. He likes to have conversations without all the yawns and exhausted looks.
Just taking a bit of me time during nap time can really help accomplish the goal of not being spent at the end of the day. It doesn’t always workout but when it does, it feels amazing!
I need to remember to also take care of myself! After all a couple dirty dishes in the sink doesn’t bother anyone but me. I love a clean house but it doesn’t have to be perfect all the time (trust me people, it isn’t). During nap time I need to let these little things go.
I can take a nap if the night was to rough or work on my blog which I really enjoy! Read a book perhaps or work on a sewing project while watching a mommy movie. Seriously! I don’t want to lose sight of what I love doing. I need to make time for me and right now nap time IS that time!
No more guilt. I deserve and need it. And so does any and every mother out there! Just because you sit down for me time doesn’t mean your lazy! Heck no! You are only trying to stay sane and do the things you love! And there’s nothing wrong with that.