When I started thinking of ways to pamper myself or indulge myself, I kept coming up against the same road block--I have too many responsibilities to think about just me. I can't even remember a time when I wasn't the responsible one. I really can't complain, because I love my life and all of the craziness. While I wish my Mom's health wasn't quite so fragile, she's still a part of my life--although I have to work hard to remember that fact when she's driving me crazy, remembering items she forgot to add to the grocery list on Tuesday mornings, when I take her shopping on Mondays!
We have three wonderful children that we are so proud of, but as any parent knows the job is 24/7, and does not end when your children turn 18--or even 21! Their problems are far more intense now that they are all in their mid to late twenties. Our family is very close, and our three darlings do turn to us for advice (not that they listen LOL!) and for help, if they need it.;)
Now let's add in my super glamorous day job - I'm a secretary (not a PC term anymore, but there you have it) add in writing and meeting book deadlines, and my plate's full! But being the responsible one, how do I decide who gets the attention and who doesn't? It's easy, I'm juggling as fast as I can so that they all get my attention!
While trying to think of what I'd do to pamper myself, I've realized that I have mini-indulgences that I do without thinking. It must be how I keep from going over the edge...here are a few of my favorites with a couple of my favorite pics of our yard:
- Enjoying a hot cup of tea on the patio while the sun comes up, the birds are singing and the flowers are blooming.
- Hanging the wash on the line - there is nothing like the scent of sheets and towels that have had a chance to soak up the bright Spring sun and the fabulous fresh air.
- Saving our perennials and flowering shrubs from the weeds that try to choke them every year, and basically playing in our gardens.
- Curling up in bed to read, while I wait for my darling hubby to finish watching the news or whatever has sparked his interest on the TV. I unwind by reading, he unwinds by watching TV-- on a truly fabulous evening, neither one of us is tired at the end of the day! I really love those moments. ;)
So while I don't go all out to indulge myself, I do have mini-moments that are such a treasure and keep me moving forward so that I can continue to be the responsible one.
Do you have mini-moments of indulgence or do you go for months before needing to immerse yourself in a day at the spa or a weekend away?