Mothering Sunday is days away.
A chance to spoil our Mums if we are lucky, or remember them and all the good times they gave us if they are no longer with us.
But its also a time for us to get spoilt too!
Even if its only breakfast in bed, time to relax in a bath full of bubbles, read a good book in the garden or buy ourselves a new outfit.
If you’re a MUM it’s time for YOU!
U COME FIRST
You not only deserve this time for yourself but your child does too.
‘You’ are the most important person in your child’s life.
Anyone who has ever flown on an aeroplane will be familiar with the safety drill, where the Stewardess asks you to make sure you put on your own safety vest and masks, before your children’s or anyone else’s.
Taking care of ‘You’ is a priority because if you don’t, then you won’t be able to care for your child or anyone else.
Yet many of us selfless Mums still think it’s ok to put the needs of others, especially our children’s, before our own.
We are not being selfish by taking care of our own needs before anyone else’s, it’s essential.
If we take care of our own needs and wellbeing and pursue our own interests, then not only our own happiness, health, and success will be positively affected but noticeably our children’s too.
A happy Mum, equals a happy, contented child.
That’s why, we should never neglect or underestimate the importance of time for ourselves.
And there’s no time like the present!
We needn’t wait for Mother’s Day, right now is as good a time as any to begin. So, before we go any further grab a notebook, pen, and a cuppa and let’s start our U Time now by taking some time to reflect on how we would like to spend our special day this Sunday?
As they say;
‘No plan is a plan to fail!’
So, let’s write down some ideas and make it a concrete promise to ourselves.
Who else wants time just for themselves to;
- Have a bath?
- Read a book or magazine?
- Watch a Film or Box Set?
- Enjoy a glass of wine?
- Go out for a meal?
- Visit the cinema or an Art Gallery?
- Go for a massage, manicure, facial or acupuncture?
- Have a new Hair Style?
- Go for a Makeover?
- Take up a new hobby?
- Start an Educational Course?
- Write, Paint, Play an instrument or sing?
- Work out at the gym?
- Meditate or try Yoga?
- Participate in a sport?
There are so many ways to make your day special, so start dropping those hints to your partners or children (if they are old enough) now. Give them time to arrange a treat you really want, because they know you’re worth it.
If you don’t have anyone able to treat you, then go treat yourself now.
Make that appointment, order that book, enrol in that course, or book that table for you and a friend.
MAKE EVERYDAY SPECIAL
U time doesn’t have to be reserved for special occasions such as Mother’s Day though.
We can make our whole life more enjoyable, if we use our time doing things that we like and want to do.
If we’re honest, doing anything other than that is a waste of our precious time.
It’s pointless only ever enjoying time for yourself just because its Mother’s Day, and enduring 364 days of tending to the needs and desires of everyone else.
It’s like living for the weekend to arrive or our summer holidays, in order to relax and be happy.
This just robs us of the opportunity to live and enjoy life to the fullest.
It’s living less than half a life.
If we could only plan our lives like we do Christmas or our summer holidays, then all that attention to detail, time, energy, money, and motivation to make it good, would create a fabulous life.
Decide now not to reserve those fun times for special occasions, celebrations or holidays.
It’s about enjoying and appreciating every day, including those ordinary boring days like today, when nothing extraordinary or special is happening…. just your life!
Your time is the present, Happy Mother’s Day!