Sunday, 1 April 2018

Why it's important to have some 'Me Time' (And why we shouldn't feel bad about it)

I think its obvious to say the older we get the more hectic our lives get, whether that's having babies or working or in some cases both. We are all trying to juggle and prioritise the most important things in our lives, whilst still making time for the secondary things, like visiting family members, doing the food shop, cleaning the house. Sometimes it seems like there isn't enough hours in the day and before we know it the day is over. 


Now that I'm a Mother, I have a lot less time for myself (miss u naps x) because I always think I could be doing something more useful whenever I go to do something for me. Which, to write down actually sounds really stupid, but it's true. I know I won't be alone in saying that, I think it just comes with being a Mum that you automatically try to keep everything else together and don't necessarily put yourself first. 

I have, however, realised that this doesn't always have to be the case, and decided I would indulge in a little pamper night while I won't be going out over the Easter Bank Holiday. A few weeks ago I picked up a few things from Cult Beauty, and the offer they had on meant they sent a huge bag of sample skin care along with my order. I love experimenting with new skin care and seeing what works for my skin so this seemed like the perfect excuse to try some new things. 


Rosie has three teeth cutting which have resulted in her having a cold all week and being up sometimes five times in the night, so it's safe to say I've been feeling (and looking) like a zombie. It's amazing what an hour to myself to have a shower and put on a face and hair mask can do for my mood and overall wellbeing. Psychologists have actually found that you take care of others better when you let yourself be selfish sometimes. I think we can all get caught up in day to day life and not take time to do something for ourselves, and then feeling guilty when we do make time. Guilt is counterproductive, which is why I'm going to have a night of self-indulgence and not feel guilty for it. 

My plan is to exfoliate and cleanse my skin, put on a facial peel and a deep conditioning hair treatment. Not what I used to do on a Bank Holiday weekend but nevertheless I cannot wait. I might even use a Lush bath bomb if Rosie goes to bed okay! Living the dream ha. I do feel though that an hour or two to yourself is a chance to reboot and clear your mind, which in turn will increase productivity for the rest of the week. 

 So if you're reading this and can't remember the last time you put on a face mask or even just took some time out to read your favourite book, I hope this inspires you to make some time for yourself. 

Side note - If you're reading this with no babies and regularly taking hour long baths and 2-3 face masks a week, please move along, keep doing you, enjoy this time and don't forget to moisturise before bed. 

Happy Easter!

Thanks for reading x
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20 comments

  1. Oh my HAYLEY! HAhaha If you have no kids, then you just don't understand. I really want to put a face mask on right now but I've got to go put the bins out because 1. Adulting. 2. Mum life. 3. Where did my toddler hide my face masks?!

    It's so hard to make time for yourself when you're a mum but it makes it that much more precious.


    Lisa | Oh Luna

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    1. You’re so right Lisa! Even ten minutes is amazing sometimes isn’t it. Xxx

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  2. Me-time is so important - especially when you’re a hard working mama!
    Emma | emmadrury.com

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  3. I could not agree more! YOU time is so important x

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  4. I love this blog post babe - so happy that you've done it. I'm all about self-care and me-time! Thank you for sharing ๐ŸŒธ✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie x

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  5. Me-time is very important - I need to prioritise it more!
    I have no babies but I still have no time for face masks or long baths somehow haha xx

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    1. Yes you definitely should! Even an hour a week can make a difference xxx

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  6. I think Me time is so important too! Personally I love a pamper evening with a romcom film x
    Sarah x

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  7. Me time is so important and we all need to make time for it.

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

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  8. This year I've made it my mission to keep an hour or so every Sunday as a me-time moment every week and honestly it's been life changing. Like an hour isn't very long when you think about it but it's nice to make sure that I do something special like a hair mask or meditation every now and then ! I can't imagine how hard it would be with little babies around though! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Xx

    Angela
    https://loveangela.blog

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    1. That’s so good! Yes definitely, even an hour off of your phone can clear your head I think! Xxx

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  9. I love it when Cult beauty do bags of samples with your order!! I’ve discovered so many gorgeous products from them doing that xx

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    1. Me too! Some of these are my favourites now xxx

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  10. I couldn't agree more! You absolutely need to incorporate more 'me time' into your life, it's so beneficial for your mental health!

    Shauna | http://goddessguide.co.uk

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