You may have heard on my Facebook page that my youngest has just started part time daycare. It’s only the first week so I’m just getting used to it (i.e. I keep having panic attacks when I go to talk to her or reach for her in the backseat of the car and she isn’t there!). Primarily we made the decision to put her in daycare so that I could have a little more space and time to grow, personally and professionally. There were a lot of self-care promises to myself that I couldn’t meet (you know, like that little life-enhancing thing called exercise) plus, though I’ve been a little quiet on the blog lately, I’ve been working on something offline that I hope to share with you in the months ahead. Something that requires my full attention when I am working.

Not like this.

baby looking at computer, let me out creative, mommy blogger,

Being the first week without some time to myself, I’ve had to mindfully add in ‘just for me’ items to my to-do list. Because I might as well start this off right! Form some habits and mindsets from the get go.

So for today’s #3ThingsThursday linkup hosted by Pink Chai Living, Love Laugh Mirch and The Write Balance, I’m sharing with you 3 things I did for myself today. If you’re a blogger and want to link up, just check out the hosts’ websites and add your link!

One: I got my step on!

Yes! I made it to the gym – during the day! I am so much more energetic during the day and I love getting the morning started with a sweat, but haven’t been able to do that in years. So so thankful for that!

Two: I bought myself some liquid chalk markers!

I have been coveting these all summer and finally had a chance to go to Michael’s on my own. (That is not a store I enjoy going to with my kids. I need to be able to think as I ponder colours and brands.) Now I have both the supplies and a l’il play time during the day to exercise my creative muscle! The chalkboards were also on sale so I bought one which I plan to put up in the kitchen to keep the Jaffer 5 organized. With my liquid chalk markers, of course. Because nothing tells you what to do and when to do it like bright neon colours!

Three: I drank something green!

This morning I made a greens drink for the first time in…oh, I’d say a couple years at least. I stopped drinking my greens during my last pregnancy because they wouldn’t stay down anyway and I’m finally back into it. I remember a time when I felt like my day hadn’t started without all that good chlorella and whatnot. Cheers to doing things for me and having a little more balance in my life!

How about you? What have you been up to today? Have you done something for yourself? I’d love to hear in the comments!