I have been so imersed in being my son's mother that I rarely pause to care for myself. The challenge for the fifth week of the Mindful Parenting Collarboration was to take time for yourself. Mindful Parenting Collaboration
I did spend some time in the studio being creative. For me this time is energizing and meditative. I try to become absorbed in what I'm creating and truly enjoy the time. Another activity that feels like a luxury is a shower on the weekend. My husband is home and I can shower with door closed and by myself instead of my son sitting in his high chair just outside the bathroom door waiting for me to finish.
Lastly I have fine returned to work one day a week. I have returned to work due to our financial situation. I hadn't expected the time at work to feel like I was doing something for myself. I don't like to be away from my son for any reason. So far the two days of work have gone by swiftly and I feel that I am making a contribution to our finances.
Please hop over to Mccrenshaw to read her reflections on week 5. Also don't miss the other blogs participating in this event they are listed at the bottom of the post.