You Better Check Yourself Before…


With the hustle and bustle of life, I tend to forget and/or neglect myself. Mother, wife, blogger, freelance writer, and superwoman wannabe. I want to slow down, but I don’t think I’ve been going fast enough.

(I will still get a tap on the shoulder despite this sign)

What can I do to make time for myself and still get things done? A few things come to mind…

Wake up early, go to bed late…BOTH! 

That’s how my brain operates. With the million things I THINK I have to do, I still feel like I’m not doing enough. As I sit writing this post, my face is covered in Noxzema so I can give myself a facial.I call that multi-tasking. Hubby says I suck at that. That only makes me want to throw a third thing in the mix.

Ladies, mothers, bloggers, all of the above–and my SAHD and WAHD readers…we must take time for grooming, pampering, and rejuvenating. Why? Because hotness is fleeting. My post on Monday gave a shout out to Hot Mommas that are 40 and over–me included. As I approach 41 next month, I am reminded that my inner being and outer being must be maintained in order to sustain what life throws at me. 

For most of my life, I have been told that I don’t look my age. I still get “carded” sometimes at places in the French Quarter, when buying boxed wine at the grocery store (“making groceries”), and if I purchase a lottery ticket. But it doesn’t happen as often as it once did. And I’m growing increasingly aware that it will disappear completely one day. THEREFORE, the facials, the exercise, the healthy eating, the “me” time, and the deep down belly laughs are critical. 

Strive to be Happier, Healthier, and Wiser!  

What do you do to “check” yourself?
What is your “me” time activity?
I grew up with the phrase “making groceries”. Have you heard of it? Do you say it?

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This post is for BlogHer’s NaBloPoMo August 2013 writing prompt: Is someone hot forever once they’re labeled hot? Or is hotness fleeting?

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