What is ‘ME’ time when your a mother?!
‘ME’ time is something that is vital for us to be able to function as mother, I’m not saying every day, every week or even every month for that matter, just scheduling in a quarterly time slot would be appropriate to eradicate that feeling of being dragged through a bush.
Warning to the family!
Recognising ‘ME’ time is recommended, by doing so, you can prepare your husband, boyfriend, partner, that this time is fast approaching and an arrangement will soon have to be made! If this is not carried out it likely to end up in us ‘tearing the house down’ (Proverbs 14:1).
Funnily enough, I was chatting to my husband this afternoon, and he just came out and said, ‘I need me time!’ So relevant to my thoughts today.
He reminded me that actually it’s not just all about mothers, our men also need time for themselves. My husband works extremely hard, supporting our family and trying to find a balance between work and family life, (Genesis 2:15). There also needs to be a time where they can recharge, and continue to focus. This also got me thinking about fathers that may have the role of bringing up their children. They too need dedicated time for themselves and support.
I have been spending my time with my beautiful friends this weekend, making the most of their visit and having time to myself to recharge. We laughed and laughed and laughed all weekend! However, we have been so busy that I think I may need another week to recover from the excitement! It’s been amazing to catch up and come away from the daily routines. I realise even more, how important that time is, and your plans don’t need to be anything extravagant. Just some simple time away from a normal day, like going for a walk on the beach, or sitting in a coffee shop and reading your favourite book, spending time with God, listening to your favourite music, generally – quiet time.
Having this space from routine can give you time to think, and naturally, when we are having that time to ourselves that we so desperately longed for, our thoughts come back to our families and children. I’ve missed them so much! I’ve been thinking a lot about me as a mother this weekend, and by having that ‘ME’ time I have had the chance to grow again, and put my focus into perspective.
God wants us to keep quiet, keep still and keep things simple, (easier said than done your probably thinking!) but if we can make arrangements to have a little of this ‘ME’ time, in doing so, we will be able to hear the Lord more clearly. (Psalms 46:10)
Lord, thank you for planting a seed in our hearts for motherhood, thank you for encouraging us to support each other, thank you for guiding us each day through our paths and keeping our feet on the rock, thank you for your wise words of wisdom. Amen.