Yesterday, some of you (ahem.. Succulent Savage :p ) lectured me on putting myself first, and being somebody who always puts myself last, I decided that last night was time for change. No more putting me last, there was a point to be made.
I had a chat with my Tall Person and he gave me that I-agree-and-you’ll-hate-me look,I knew what he was thinking, I really do put myself last. He snatched the scourer and steamer that I was using to clean the walls behind the cooker.
“I’ve got this, you go and sit down.” he ordered.
Well, that’s new.
So last night, I did what I said I was going to do, I made dinner, made lunches, and then I soaked my feet in some warm, soapy water and lost myself in another “month” of my favourite new eBook: The Bad Dog Diary. After their soak, I clipped my normally-ignored-until-it-hurts toenails and tackled my tough, calloused housewife heels with my long-forgotten pumice stone. With each scrub, a piece of the old, down-trodden housewife felt like she washed away, and in it’s place was a new thing of strength and beauty.
Before bed, I decided to treat myself again, instead of my normal waterworks, teeth and bed routine, I decided to add a face exfoliation into the regime. Sure, it was only soap, water and anexfoliating mitt, but my face felt cleaner, and I slept better for it.
This morning, old habits had to die hard. Normally it’s just tea, breakfast and go, but I decided that I really, really must do better with my oral hygiene, so twice a day it needed to be. Maybe it’s mental, but somehow my teeth already feel stronger for it
After a scrub and breakfast, I decided to sit down and attend to my hair. Again, normally I rake it and tie it back, but today I decided it needed a bit more TLC, so I sat down with the detangling brush and detangled most of it. There is still more to do (my hair is long, and my arms were aching), but the results are showing. It looks less ratty, more soft and flowing.
I came to realise that making time for me isn’t so painful when I actually make time for me. It’s about scheduling it in and finding things that I can do. I don’t need puffs and creams and lotions to be beautiful, just a little time for me.