I am changing things up a little bit this week because after such a busy weekend and some recent happenings I have just really dropped the ball. I am trying to find the balance again and get ahead so I don’t struggle too much during the week. Don’t worry I have things planned they just take more time than I had this week to complete.
I have been struggling finding the happy lately and feel like I really need to change a few things in my life so this week I am going to try to Be The Change for myself. We sometimes forget to take care of ourselves when we are caring about others and I need to remember that I need some attention sometimes.
So to pamper myself and allow myself a little quiet time to think and regroup I am going to do these few things to get back some balance.
1. Bubble Bath – Nothing better than sitting in a warm bath with a glass of wine and just thinking, and planning.
2. Hiking – For me being in nature is relaxing and I usually bring headphones but I still zone out and do a lot of thinking when I hike.
3. Wine – A nice glass of wine can be relaxing and get rid of some of the stress. I got a lot of bottles of red wine from my Aunt and Uncle at Thanksgiving that I haven’t touched yet so I just may have to make some more Gluhwein this weekend.
4. Look at Inspirational Quotes – Sometimes it is just the thing to make you smile. So I am going to choose to smile through it till I figure it out.
I technically did a Random Act of Kindness since I did send a mug to Kathy at Vodka and Soda. It was more so a “You’re Awesome” gift though. You can read more about it here.
What do you do when you need to think over some hard decisions?
How do you pamper yourself?
Are you considering doing your own Act of Kindness? If not, what is stopping you? Grab a button if you would like to spread the word. The change that we seek in others has to first come from within. This year I hope you decide to Be the Change You Seek.
I think this is FANTASTIC! Yes, so often we get way too busy taking care of others and we forget to take care of ourselves. Good for you for taking a second to pamper yourself! Enjoy it, lovely!
Thank you! I really need to remind myself more often!
Those things will definitely help you regroup and get out of a funk. And you’re right, sometimes we focus way too much on other people and forget to take care of ourselves. You’re awesome!
We all need to regroup sometimes so i will enjoy it! 🙂 Thank you so much!
It’s definitely important to pamper yourself once in a while! I like some delicious frozen yogurt every so often 🙂
Ohh frozen yogurt sounds yummy right about now. Thank you!
I am a chronic overthinker and I have to talk out every possible outcome of any decision. It’s what works for me. I get too wrapped up in the what-ifs in my head to see things clearly. But also, wine helps so I am happy to see that on the list. Now I am going to try to send you my most ridiculous snaps today so you can laugh at my expense and find some happy 🙂
Me too!! Glad I am not the only one. Love your snaps! 🙂
Nikki @ The Pink Growl says
I need to do this too! I have definitely been overbooking myself lately and I just need me downtime!
Yes!! We need to take some time to ourselves!
When I’m trying to figure something out I make lists on paper, it can be a list of anything pros/cons or even plans. Usually just writing out my ideas helps me make a decision.
I send my daughter to Bama’s house and enjoy a quiet evening alone when I need to pamper myself, not having to get someone something every 5 minutes is true pamper time for a mom. 🙂
I am such a list maker too! I already started a list but I worry it is more a task list (errands) that will take up all my time and not actual down time. Sigh.
i could use some of that this week! i’ve been struggling with lots of deadlines at once, so i can’t wait to be done and take care of myself!
It can get overwhelming so it is important to set some time aside for ourselves.
kathy @ vodka and soda says
oh boothang, i hope you’re feeling better and things work itself out. do whatever you need to do to feel happy! damn geography for keeping us apart otherwise, i’d come over with some wine and we can hang. whatever hard decisions you need to make, know that i’m here for you any time if you need to talk! xoxoxoxoxox
Thank you so much! I am sure we will talk soon.
SMD @ Life According to Steph says
If you empty your tank doing all the daily stuff and stuff for others, that leaves nothing left for ANYONE, including you. I’m glad you’re taking time to do you this week!
When I need to think or just be, I sit out back and glance at magazines, clean, walk the dogs, and paint my nails.
Thank you. Yes, the daily stuff seems to never end but I am trying to be okay with it not getting done right now. That sounds like the perfect way to think and just be.
I am a TRUE believer that you NEED to take of yourself in order to be able to take care of others. YOU are important too, Kerry!!!! Remember that. 🙂
We really need to, or go bonkers. Thank you girl! Smooches!
You do so many nice things for others and it is so important that you treat yourself as well! I’ve been really stressed out lately and this is a good reminder to relax 🙂
Thank you! I hope you take the time for yourself too.
Liz @ Fitness Blondie says
I totally thought that was Seamus in the first picture Kerry, LOL. I am dying. You do need to pamper yourself. You are amazing and your positivity and good karma will come back to you three fold. Talk to you via email more. xo
Haha! It almost looks like him. I hope so. Love your support! Thank you!
This is great – you should most definitely pamper yourself!! Anytime I’m feeling down or stressed I honestly love to have a really great hard workout…makes me feel so much better!! I think this weather has got us all a bit down – but not to worry spring is coming…they promised!
The weather has totally been a factor. I plan on going hiking on Sunday to get some fresh air.
Love all of these!! Yes, taking care of ourselves is just as important as taking care of everyone else. We have to remember that. 🙂
Getting a massage, mani/pedi, hitting the gym and focusing ONLY on the parts I truly enjoy working, doing a little shopping, and spending a ridiculous amount of time in PJs while watching Netflix <– these are my go-tos when I need to reset and recharge! Treat yoself! (YouTube that if you can!)
I so would love a massage. Haha! I will have to youtube it now.
I tend to forget but I really need it.
Yes! Yes! Yes! to all of these! Love the picture of the pup in the bubble bath!
Thank you. Isn’t it the cutest! Haha!
sometimes you really just have to do something for YOU. you deserve it!
I couldn’t agree more! Thank you!
These are fantastic ideas and you definitely deserve to pamper yourself. You’ve been being to kind to others (myself included!) that you definitely deserve some treats!
Thank you. I am going to enjoy it! Much needed.
Nichole C says
Glad you’re taking care of yourself, chickie! When I get like that, I tend to just whine, which doesn’t help matters, at all
I want to whine and eat Mexican but I need a plan too! 🙂
Kate @ Another Clean Slate says
Awww if you need a break, let me know! I can come your way this time 🙂
Thank you! I’ll let you know.
I hope you can figure everything out – glad you are doing things to relax yourself! I’m always in on the glass of wine. And, you’re right – taking time to soak in a bubble bath is always a good choice.
Thank you. I know I will, just need time to think and plan.
You just gave me an awesome idea how to spend my evening – bubble bath & wine! And maybe some candles too 🙂 That dog is too cute!
It really is the best way to spend the night! 😉
Self care is so important! It enables us to better be able to love other people in the long run. Enjoy the bubble bath! That’s my favorite way to wind down.
Thank you. It really is important. It is the perfect way to relax.
This is such a great list! It can be so hard to remember to take time for ourselves. Enjoy your relaxing!!
Thank you. It is so important but we tend to forget how important it is. Going to enjoy for sure.
Girl, I agree 100%. I have been so swamped lately and I haven’t even been blogging (which is my venting and healthy mind space). I realized that I need to take better care of me because I spend all day caring for others, I mean hello I’m an ob/gyn np. So I went to LUSH and got myself some goodies…. a face mask, hand cream, back lotion massage bar, and a bath bomb. Sometimes those of us that are nurturing forget to nurture ourselves =) I hope you got to do all these things this week.
Those all seem like awesome products to use to do a pamper day! I will be getting some time this weekend to relax and get some me time. Hope you do too!
so agree that we need to take time for ourselves to relax. things have been so busy lately and a lazy bubble bath sounds so amazing right now. maybe on sunday!
It does sound perfect and so needed every so often! Sundays are meant to be lazy! 😉
Melanie @ Ribbons and Rotor Blades says
I do all those same things to get to my happy and relax. Great minds!!!
I knew I liked you for a reason! 😉 Smart cookie. Sometimes we all just need to reset and recharge… and a glass of wine!