Monday, February 15, 2010

'a month of me time' update

Today is day 5 of 'a month of me time'. For 30 days, I'm concentrating on me, as simple as this may sound and even seem. What a total inspiration Karen Wallace and The Calm Space is.

Karen, I'm finding your 'simple daily actions to nourish my soul' truly amazing. Each action does seem quite simple on the surface, it seems easy enough to achieve. This is definitely not the case for me. I'm finding myself making a concentrated effort to sustain these actions as part of my 'new' daily routine, where I actually take time for me. I love how 'a month of me time' is forcing me to focus my attention on me and how I carry about my daily business and actions.

I'm ever so slowly accepting the fact that taking time to stop, means I am taking time for me.

The focus for day 4, take time to just sit, to just sit and simply be.

Forget about that never ending to do list. Forget about anything else you think you 'should' be doing.

A simple message, a simple action, take 5 minutes for you each day.

Sit. Breathe. Relax.

The focus for day 5, fill your home with fresh flowers, there is nothing nicer.

Don't wait for a special occasion or for someone to buy you flowers. Go out and treat yourself to a small bunch or a single bloom. I love having a vase of fresh flowers in the house. They change the room completely with their delightful appearance and scent.

Ladies, Karen's message is very clear, simply take time for you each day! You owe it to yourself and those around you, to find pockets of tranquility in your busy world.

Ladies a very big thank you for leaving such encouraging and motivating comments against my 'a month of me time' posts :)


  1. Oh, you've inspired me to buy myself some flowers today!

  2. Me time - oh yes I love it too. Do you think you have more energy now you're focusing a bit more on your own self? Enjoy - loving those flowers. I do love flowers in my house.

  3. Kelly - did you treat yourself today with the purchase of some flowers?

    Caz - I'm still in the early days so no real shift in my energy levels as yet. The bonus for me is just how much more aware I am of ME. I'm aware of shifting my focus slightly from 100% family to ME slighting. I'm learning to nurture ME!

    Thea - Yes, it's definitely a good one!

  4. Heya I like this idea - a month of me. thanks for inspiring me, and for stopping by my blog.


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