Sunday, July 12, 2015

A Full-time-Working-Mum's Favourite Me-Time

"You need to take some time for yourself!" 

That was a kind suggestion offered when I was almost went mad 7 years ago. I was a noob mum then. Me-time? What is me-time? Perhaps my me-time was sleeping, which was a luxury!

When I returned to work after the maternity leave, I faced struggle in balancing work and family. Do I get some me-time during office hour? Not to boast about myself, I am very focused at work! My colleagues even label me as the most efficient worker in the team! So, office hours = work, no me-time!

So how do I find time for myself to keep sane? Take a peep at my after work hours -  after the children have gone to bed, and if I have not k.o. with them, I would enjoy my adult time - blog and read (what were you thinking when I said adult time??).

In particular, my favourite me-time is reading. Not children's story books! I enjoy reading travel books and blogs! After I started working and before I have children, I used to travel at least once a year. So I am quite deprived of travelling overseas ever since I became a mother. Reading these would make me feel like I have travelled to those places!

My current reads are travel books to Taiwan, as we are planning a family trip during year end!




As there is limited space at home, instead of buying the books, I usually borrow from the library. If you are interested in reading travel guides, do visit Library@Orchard at Orchard Gateway Level 3-4, it has a good collection of travel guides!

Daddies and mummies, what is your favourite me-time?


This blog post is part of a blog train "Mummy's Me-Time" initiated by Prayerfull Mum.




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Angeline blogs at Simply Mommie and has been a stay-home mom for almost 7 years now. She's mom to two lovely children who have given her new insights to life as she now finds herself on a journey of re-discovery of the world through their little eyes.









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14 comments :

  1. Prior to a trip, after firming up the itinerary briefly, I find it is pretty addictive to search for holiday accommodation online. It filled up my Me-time a lot, often I chase the girls to sleep impatiently or I urge the daddy to take over. hahaa... After trip? busy blogging >.<

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    1. Yes, pc, it is so addictive to research before trip! Totally agree with you on busy blogging after the trip!

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  2. At night, when my kids are asleep, I pretend that I'm sleeping too, truth is, I'm just hiding under my blankie watching sitcoms. That's my "me-time." You have to own it or it will fly away you know :-D

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    1. Paula, it has been very long since I last watched sitcoms! Yes, have to make good use of opportunity for me-time!

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  3. Reading! One of the things I love to do too in the past. But now with so many things to read on screen I kinda just rather stare into blank space and just reflect. Still trying to get some me-time to get my colouring book filled up.

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    1. Claudia, staring into space and reflecting is also a good form of me-time!

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  4. Ooo we were supposed to go Taiwan end of the year but scrapped that. Going to Shanghai again instead. Have a great trip and enjoy all the yummy Taiwanese delights!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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    1. Ai, enjoy your trip to Shanghai! Am looking forward to those yummy Taiwanese delights!

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  5. hahaha you are so cute leh... you read travel magazines! I'm not much better, I like to read food magazines and imagine the flavours! :)

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  6. Ahhhhh reading travel books. It makes me feel like I'm transported to that place for that moment.

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    1. Yes Cynthia! Reading travel books and imagine that I am really there!

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  7. It's good that you take some me-time! It's so important for maintaining sanity (and what better way to spend it than dreaming about a holiday?)

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    1. Debs, since we can't afford to go on holidays often, dreaming would be good too!

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