This morning I got up for the school run at 6.50am as usual, having been awake since 6.20am for fear of oversleeping. I made breakfast for No 1 Son, fed the dog and the cat, and once the offspring was safely on his way, I decided to go back to bed, under my lovely warm duvet.
I closed my eyes, and tried to get back to sleep. But my mind kept churning with all the chores/work I needed to get done today. And the more I thought about all those things, the more I realised I needed to get up and start doing them.
I’ve realised that the only way I can really treat myself to ‘Me Time’ is by getting away from it all. On breaks with my friends, or press trips – for me it really has to be ‘out of sight, out of mind’ (although obviously No 1 Son is never out of my mind). But when I’m here, at home, I need to be a Mum, to do all the things that go with being a Mum. It’s just not possible to stop, or switch off. I have to be 100% responsible, 100% of the time.
What about you – do you find it difficult to get Me Time, and have you ever taken a duvet day? I’d love to know.