How Important Is ‘Me’ Time? ( Momimhar posted on March 17th, 2013 )

Today was our ‘me’ time.   My cousin Emz, who blogs at Bucks Saver and Sources, went out this afternoon for a get-together.  Since she had her second baby six months ago, she haven’t gone out by herself.  She asked me if I can go with her for a day out.  I haven’t asked her about it before because she was breastfeeding and baby was still a newborn.

They are leaving for Indiana on Monday to visit her hubby’s family for a week, she thought she wanted to go out without the kids.  I know the feeling.  Every parent needs a time for himself/herself once in a while.  It is very important and beneficial to a parent like me.  If not, our capacity to become a good parent will become less and less.  Our self-esteem will become low that will lead to a stressful parenting.  There are many things we can do on our ‘me’ time.  Examples are:

  • go to a spa for a pampering, or
  • do your own spa or pampering at home
  • watch a movie
  • malling (retail therapy, if you like)
  • dine out with a friend
  • go to a bookstore
  • get a haircut, manicure, and pedicure
  • go to a home goods store

So I picked my cousin at her house then we went to the mall 4o minutes away from where we live.  We like going to Collin Creek because it’s an indoor mall.  There’s no need to go out to find stores we’d like to visit.  We looked for infant girl clothes and toddler girls clothing.  Supposedly we’re gonna shop at Children’s Place but the store was already closed since January.  We just went to Gymboree.  Lot’s of pretty, cute, and colorful girls clothes on sale.  They had an extra 30% off everything in the store.  Then we went to a department store and shopped for women’s handbags.  My cousin and I found the ones we liked but we controlled ourselves not to overspend today.  Whew!  After a few stroll ate an early dinner at the food court.   It was like 5:30 P.M.  Then we noticed the mall employee was putting the chairs on the tables and we’re the only two eating in the food court.  We didn’t have any idea what’s going on.  We finished our dinner and tried to look for another store to visit.  We saw one but it’s closed already, and the stores nearby is fixing to close the doors too.  Then I figured.  It’s Sunday!  We didn’t realize that the mall closes at 6 P.M. on Sundays.  That was funny!

Anyway, we headed home and promised each other we’ll do it again next time.  But we will have to be aware of the time if we agreed to go out on a Sunday.  🙂

16 responses

  1. Makoy says:

    Those are great suggestions for a me time. Everyone should at least take the to go out alone and pamper yourself.

  2. April says:

    I just blog about “me time” yesterday.:) And I totally agree. I wish I have a family near me I can hang out with.

    • Momimhar says:

      Sure want to read your post 🙂 Awww..don’t be sad. I bet you have a close friend that you can hang out with at your area.

  3. Whoa, twice in a row I saw a “ME time” post hehehe. I rarely have any of that so no chance lol.

  4. jenn says:

    oh yeah i totally agree. when hubby is here on weekends, i go out with friends minus the little tot, hehe. Me Time is important especially if you have kids.

  5. Mei says:

    There are times that you simply want to be alone and for me, that happens when I blog. I don’t want others see me blogging. Hehe.
    When it comes to pampering myself, I’d rather do it with friends. Eat, and hang out, that is.

    • Momimhar says:

      Same tayo..sometimes I want to be alone too. Pero dito sa house namin, di pwede dahil susundan ako ng anak ko 😀

  6. Gven-Rose says:

    for mommies like us it is surely important to have me time..

  7. jheylo says:

    i got my ME time when i was in the Philippines just a week ago. I got to pamper myself and i didn’t have to worry about a lot of things because my parents and siblings are taking care of everything.

  8. kim says:

    when my kids were still young, i very seldom have alone time, and when i did, i would spend an hour (or more) at the bookstore and eat ice cream at the food court.. 😀

  9. I also missed the day I was working when I stroll at the mall all by myself. Now that I have a baby, it change a lot.

  10. if i feel very stressed, before i break down, i would definitely would go somewhere else to release my stress and think for a while. for me, even if your already a mother, we still need our own space, a time just for us

  11. Ane says:

    I agree, stressed out parents are less effective as parents than ones who feel happy and well rested. 😛 Which is why I always have 1 day of the week all to myself and another day just for the husband and I. 🙂

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