We all have busy lives. Whether it’s a new job, new baby, ballgames or something else–it’s important to make time for our friends. Plus, it’s fun to hang with your friends. Laughing is good for your soul.
Here are 10 reasons you should make time for your friends.
If you stop hanging with your friends, they will stop including you.
When you really need them, they won’t be there. — Someday your kids will leave home and you will really need your girlfriends.
Girlfriends are the best at listening and understand you. We all need friends to confide in and blow off steam with.
Who doesn’t love this song from the sound track of The Greatest Showman??? I love the song and especially love what it stands for. This is ME is all about being who you are, standing up for yourself, being proud of who you are, loving and accepting yourself (the good and the bad). This is easier said than done especially if you feel judged or if you feel you have to be a certain person to fit in with those around you. This song serves as a reminder for all the things we should do but sometimes don’t practice.
I’ve got news for you. You are good enough. You deserve to be who you are and to be happy. Stop listening to the voices inside you that may tell you different. Everyone is different and unique in their own way. Accept who you are and embrace it. If you haven’t seen the movie, it’s a must see.
Today I’m sharing who I am! So here you go…this is ME.
I’m in my upper 30’s. 🙂 I grew up in a very small town and have 6 siblings. Life was crazy growing up in a big family. One minute everyone was getting along and next a fight would break out. I learned hard work ethic being in a large family and at a young age starting babysitting. Through my high school years I carried 2 jobs. In college I worked full time and went to school full time. I graduated with my Computer Information Systems degree. I worked at a retirement system for 15 years and been at the AGO’s office for 6. Today I’m the Director of Information Technology. This job has been extremely busy, challenging and I LOVE every minute. I had the goal of becoming a director for years so feels good to be fulfilling my dream.
I’m a mom. Sometimes I do awesome in this gig and other times I feel like a complete failure. But I do know one thing…I’m doing the best I can and I love my kids more than anything. I’m their biggest cheerleader, I’m the hardest on them but love them the most. I want them to exceed, I want them to be hard workers and good people. I want them to love life most of all. I love experiencing life with them.
I’m a wife. I feel like this role fits the above mom role. Sometimes I’m an awesome wife. Sometimes I could definitely do better. But I’m trying and I love my hubby more than anything. He’s my best friend. I’ve been married for 17 years and with my hubby for a total of 20 years. Quite proud of what we have accomplished as a team! Mostly proud of the 2 awesome kids we are raising together.
I love to travel. I love to spend time with my family. I love to have fun. I love to joke around. I love to keep my kids on their toes. They never know what their momma will say. I love to be goofy…life is too short to be serious all the time. I love to kick a**. I love to work hard. I love to accomplish goals. I love to have a clean home. I love to cut stripes in our grass. I’m picky. I’m anal. I hate debt and bust it to pay everything off. I’m probably too much of a perfectionist. I have high expectations. I can have a short temper at home when my kids don’t listen. I wish I had more patience. I regret some things I have said. I don’t cook (Thank God my hubby does). I do clean. I’m a good friend. I love the outdoors. I love our time together at the lake and farm. I love my family and friends.
I love many characteristics about myself and I have plenty I don’t. I embrace the good with the bad and say screw it. I’m not perfect. But I do strive every day to be the best person I can be…
And that’s the best we can do!
Enjoy your weekend. Be you and love every minute of it!
I love my hubby. I love my kids. And I love our time together. I also know I need a little time for myself. Even if it’s just 10 minutes a day. I think it’s important we take a little time as mom’s, dad’s and as a spouse to re-group, re-energize and re-fuel each day. If you are like me sometimes I struggle with ideas of what to do by myself. I think we get so focused on our families and our job we sometimes forget if given some free time, how can I best spend it???
So here are 25 ideas if you looking for some “me” time…
Meditate – Sit, be still.
Make a vision board.
Have dinner at a restaurant
Read a book
Go for a walk/run
Hit the gym
Listen to a podcast
Watch a movie
Listen to your favorite music
Ride a bike
Declutter a closet
Color or paint
Send a handwritten letter to a friend
Take a relaxing bath
Do a face mask
Write in your journal
Research your next family vacation
Rearrange a room
Get a massage, pedi or mani
Take a nap
Catch up on your favorite blog post 🙂
Make a gratitude list.
Wake up early to see the sunrise while sipping your coffee
Self-Care means giving your family the best of you, instead of what is left of you.
What are some things you enjoy doing when you have some “me” time? Please share in comments. I’m always looking for new ideas.