Happy Monday, Friends!
Today, I'm chatting about something near and dear to my heart. I think it's something all of us need...
I mean having a few minutes alone is just good for your soul, right?
I've gotten asked a lot lately about when I take time for myself and after working on this post I realized I have no fabulous secrets to reveal. But I'm sharing what works for me and hopefully, that will help someone else.
This made me laugh.
Right now, my big kids are at an age where they can play on their own. They enjoy a bit of their own time as well. And until summer hits, they're at school for a big portion of the day so sometimes at home they want to unwind a bit with some quiet.
Bowen, on the other hand, has ALL THE WORDS for me and enjoys being my sidekick at all times.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my children, but it's just good for my soul to be alone for a few minutes. Even if that requires me heading into the bathroom and locking the door. #canigetanamen
Here are a few ways I sneak some alone time in...
*I get up BEFORE the kiddos. I know once their feet hit the floor it is GAME ON, so I try my best to be prepared for the day by snagging some quiet minutes early in the morning.
*We all have some alone time. During the school year when I put Bowen down to nap, I have some quiet to myself. During the summer, we have some time when everyone goes to their own room to read/rest.
*The kiddos go to bed. They don't go to bed crazy early or anything but we make sure they're in bed at least an hour before Tab and I want to be asleep. This allows us to have some quiet moments and also time just for the two of us.
*When I need a minute, I take it. If you're having a crazy day, then it is perfectly fine to go into a room alone and get it together. Know what I mean? Turn on a show, tell the kids to go play in their rooms, or get out a game while you take a breather then lock yourself in the closet and enjoy the quiet.
It was a little short and sweet today, but I'd love to hear what you do. How do you get a few quiet moments for yourself? Please share with us!
And tomorrow...I'm show-and-telling my favorite vacation-hope to see you back here!