Do you make time for yourself? Have you scheduled in YOUR activity on the family calandar? Here's why you need to give yourself permission to take "me-time" to pursue your passion...
You deserve it.
So simple right? But it took me years to figure this out.
I scheduled the kids' sports activities on the family calander. I set up play dates for the kids and their friends. I hosted dinner parties for my family. I, happily, enabled everyone to do his or her favourite activities...everyone except me.
A few months after my son was born...I finally said...I need a night off...and it has to be weekly...and I'm putting it on the darn calendar! Me-time doesn't just happen...you have to purposefully schedule it.
Did I join a yoga class? Have weekly tea date with a girlfriend? Go to a bar? No. No. No.
I wrote a book.
It has been a lifetime goal to become a published author. I want to go into a brick-and-mortar bookstore, walk to the kids' section, look in the activity books area and find MY book on the shelves. I. Want. This. For. Me.
And I realized that no one was going to come to me and say "Hey Caroline, we want to publish you!" No, the thing about achieving a goal is the same about carving out "me-time"...the only one who is going to make it happen is you.
So make time for Mummy! Schedule your passion into the family schedule. I'm doing it. You should too.
Because WE deserve this and we are the only ones who can make it happen.