How we have "Me Time" as Married Working Mothers



How?


Just do it!


1.  Get over the Guilt of wanting to have "me time"...




2.  Next, once you've convinced yourself that you absolutely deserve and NEED this time - PLAN.  This is one we can't escape.  Although I wish all of the planning would be done for me sometimes, the daily routine of life falls on us so it's imperative that we make the necessary steps to make "me time" happen. From deciding what to do and where to go to organising the children and husband.  So we Plan.

And that's it.  It's that simple.  In just two simple steps you could be on your way to enjoying "me time" by yourself or with your girlfriends.


Candilaria and Tiffany's "Me Time"...

Tiffany and I decided that we needed "me time".  We have no qualms about feeling that we deserve it. Nope.  None at all.


It's "Me O'clock"

We planned to become tourists in our own country and embarked on a journey to Blue Lagoon Island.  It had been years and years since either of us had visited the island and were super stoked.


At 8:30 a.m. on a beautiful day we boarded the Dolphin Encounter boat - with some challenges getting there of course but nonetheless we made it.
Top Left - Our view from the boat.;
Top Right - Our first "Usie" for the day
Bottom Left - Tiffany and I with our drinks and bartender, David;
Bottom Right - We rigged up a little morning drink. Nothing like a Mimosa to kick off the day!
Welcome to Blue Lagoon!  We picked an awesome spot to cop a squat.  We lounged, we explored, we talked, we laughed, we swam, we read, we slept.  It was a perfect day.
Our colourful cups that contained the right kind of drink we needed and allowed us to have those "sweet naps" throughout the day :) 
We were having such a great time, somehow we missed our boat back. Hmmmm...not sure how that happened.  So what did we do?  Nothing.  We hung out some more. We ended up hitching a ride on the boat that transports the employees back and forth!

We topped the day off by meeting up with another absolutely fabulous Married Working Mother and the day "me time" turned into night "me time".  When I arrived home, my children were tucked in bed and fast asleep and my husband was very thankful for the day I had (wink wink).  And so was I.




Before I end this post I must share a story.  

While swimming/floating in the crystal clear waters at Blue Lagoon the most terrifying thing that could ever happen to a married woman happened.  I lost my wedding band! I felt it slip from my finger as we were swimming back to shore.  The terror on my face signalled to Tiffany that something was wrong. I became paralysed. After my freak out session, bystanders made their way over to us to see if they could assist.  A gentleman with the use of a Lifeguard's goggles dove in search for Mr. Thompson's wife's ONE good ring. Like so many women who lost their rings to the ocean I was hoping that I was the exception.  That my ring would be found.  And....

He found it!!!!!!!  Eric (pictured below) found my ring.  All was right with the world once again and I resumed to my "me time".





"Me Time" has become our favourite topic because we know how much we need it.  How much women need it.  As we mentioned during our presentation at The Pretty Brown Girl Bahamas Conference in May, we consider ourselves experts on the subject matter and we are here to show you how you can do it too!  We are here to help you. :) :)


How important are you to yourself?!  

Where are you on your own priority list? 

Make the time for you. Everyone around you including YOU will thank you for it. 



Signed, 

I (Heart) "Me Time", Candilaria

       

6 comments:

Eric Hall said...

I'm Eric Hall, husband of MWM Tiffany and I approve this message!

Sandena Neely said...

Looks like you Mommas had a great time...AWEsome sauce!!! Nothin' like some old-fashioned me time!!! Good on ya mates!

Natasha Nixon said...

Can you two please get out of my dreams?!?! This looks exactly like my dream minus almost loosing the ring Candilaria.

Gonna start working on this "Me Time" you'll talking about. I don't know what that is but it looks like FUN!!

MWMs said...

@ Eric...I KNOW you would approve!

@ Natasha & Sandena....it was a good time, but it was much needed relaxation time where we didn't have to think about or do anything.

We all can have these moments. We must create a little time for ourselves because no one will do it for us.

How would you like to spend "Me Time". We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas!

Candilaria

Giavana Jones said...

I think I'm overcome with jealousy. Thank you so much for sharing. I am taking up the challenge and I will be carving out some "me time" and may possibly just skip the planning and go with your perfect day-away to Blue Lagoon!

MWMs said...

Giavana, exactly! No need to think about planning when it's been done for you! That's what we're here for. :) :) If you need details on the trip inbox me and we will gladly assist.

Candilaria

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