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.
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!