Monday, June 7, 2010

Me Time!!

I really enjoyed all the wonderful things that you guy did for YOU on Saturday!! For myself I put on a  fresh coat of this beautiful sparkly purple nail polish on my toes!! Then I treated myself to a warm brownie with chocolate frosting! In the evening I sat down in a comfy chair in the screened in porch and read a magazine while sipping some fresh brewed iced tea!

It's interesting seeing what others view as doing something "special" for themselves...things like reading a book, gardening, having lunch with someone special, working on a project...all those sound wonderful because as you each were telling what you did, it wasn't as much what you did its the fact that it was brought to your attention that "me time" is important to us and we all must really not loose sight of that. Maybe sure to always remind yourself of this because getting some "me time" is the best way to care for yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally.

 Remember that all the time spent nursing yourself will enrich and strengthen your time and your relationships with others. That is the secret to great human happiness, and once you start, you will set your self on a path that will lead to places of great beauty and contentment!!

Take care of yourself!!  When you’re feeling happy and full of energy, taking care of yourself isn’t a problem. But on those days when you feel like crawling beneath the bed and never emerging again, you still must take care of yourself. Obviously you can’t eat a healthy diet every day, and you can’t go to the gym and work out for two hours a day every day. But you can do what you can do, and if you miss a day here or there, or eat a horribly unhealthy meal now and then, the world won’t stop turning. Don’t kick yourself about your shortcomings; just acknowledge them, vow to make changes where you can, and move on. Tending to your mental and emotional health is just as important as taking care of yourself physically.  
 
Take today to hug yourself...not just from me (cause I do love you all)....but hug yourself from YOU because without YOU, nothing else in your life matters.

12 comments:

  1. Great Post! I have so many errands to day I may get in a quick hug myself! Thanks for the Award I posted it today. Don't forget to stop by my blog and click on my Awards Cloud (at top center of page) and grab your YOU ROCK Award! Have a great Monday!

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  2. It is so very true Java and you know I have been figuring out my way back to happiness and finally realized that those little things we take time to do for ourselves, those little indulgences, are so very important. So I intend to work really hard on making time for those in my life. I am glad you had some lovely things you did for you this weekend.

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  3. You know what I love most about this whole blogging thing? It starts out with talking about self. It then turns into wanting to learn about others. It then moves onto wanting to enrich others. Of course, a by-product of that is enriching your own life. I loved your me-time post and I can't wait to see what you bring into our lives next!

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  4. I loved comming here. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love new readers. And I love finding readers who are a little "older" and maybe have some of the same life experiences as me. EVEN THOUGH A WILL TURN 59 THIS YEAR (holy freaking yikes) I still feel like a teenager sometimes (even though my BODY rebells) anyway, I'll be back and will keep track of your follow friday. Lovely family you have....handsome boys.

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  5. I need a me day. Like today. And/or tomorrow..... I need to pencil one in : )

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  6. So glad you got to spend some time pampering yourself on Saturday Java! You know I had NEVER had polish on my toes before until I was in my 30's and went for my first pedicure. I couldn't believe how wonderful it was and wished I had gone years before. There's something so feminine about having sparkly nail polish on your toes! :)

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  7. Hi Java! Glad you had a nice day Saturday! Have a great week.

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  8. My me time today was posting about the award you gave me thank you
    http://traci66.blogspot.com/2010/06/i-got-another-award.html

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  9. I have an award for you at
    http://traci66.blogspot.com/2010/06/i-am-awesome-award.html

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  10. my me days are going to thrift shops and forgetting everything. rose

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