I remember when I first started this blog over a year ago I contemplated over the name for many days. It seemed like every name I wanted was already taken. Did that happened to you?
I kept thinking about it… and it finally donned on me. I Love Nap Time. Nap time is THE only time I would have to focus on the blog/crafting… so why not make that the name of my blog?
As much as I LOVE my 2 little munchkins I always find myself counting down to nap time. It’s a time for “me!” I can do whatever I want during nap time. Although my 2 kids naps don’t always coincide… there’s usually about a 30 minute break I have to myself. And trust me, I need that 30 minutes. If you’re kids don’t nap anymore, consider doing a “quiet” time where they can do puzzles, read a book, or watch a movie.
I think it’s so important for mom’s to give themselves a little “me” time daily. For me it has made me a better mom. It gives me time to re-charge my “super mom” batteries. ;)
So here’s what my nap time consists of-
I always wait to eat my lunch during nap time. I’ll pull my computer up to the table and usually just blog surf while enjoying my lunch. And maybe have a little treat. Sometimes I get a little carried away (why are there so many AMAZING blogs?!?), but usually I’ll work on stuff for my blog or shop after that. To me that is re-charging my batteries. :) Cleaning and doing laundry is not “me” time. My son LOVES to help out, so I try to get that stuff done while he’s awake.
Everyone has 30 minutes to spare during the day. I have to laugh when people think all I do is craft and blog all day. In another life maybe… but not in this one. I set aside time to do it… and honestly it is quite relaxing. Some people choose to read books, watch TV, take a nap… but I choose this. It really is a time for “me.” I can be myself and write about the things I love.
So how do you take time for your self?
It’s important to take some time for your self… you’ll be glad you did and I’m sure your family will be too. ;)
P.S. Here’s my kids (sick) on St. Patrick’s Day. I think they are finally over the hump! WAHOO!
It looks like I’m not the only one who loves nap time!