I saw a new counsellor yesterday and one of the questions she asked me was how much time I get for myself every week. I wasn’t sure how to answer that – is the time I spend blogging while sitting (on the floor) outside Connor’s room at night waiting for him to go to sleep “me” time? Not really. Lately time for myself involves lying down for a few minutes so I can get through the evening without falling over. (Whoever said the 2nd trimester was supposed to be good was clearly just trying to give pregnant women in the 1st trimester some hope.)
I’m not really good at self-care (is anyone?) but I do know how important it is. So I’m going to help one of you get some more of it.
I am happy to share two opportunities you won’t want to miss. Just write your favorite self-care activity in the comment section below for a chance to win a Yummy Mummy Self-Care Package from me and Renee Trudeau. I’ll draw a name randomly on Mother’s Day and the winner will receive:
- A copy of the beautifully illustrated, award-winning book The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life from nationally recognized life balance expert Renee Peterson Trudeau.
- A free teleclass with Renee on The Transformative Power of Self-Care. (You can meet Renee here.)
- A chance to win the Yummy Mummy Year-of-Self-Care Package. (Winner will be announced on Mother’s Day.) This prize is worth $2,500 and includes an all-expenses paid retreat to Kripalu Yoga & Wellness Center. You can learn more on Renee’s website.
Bonus! Anyone can enter to win the mega Yummy Mummy Year-of-Self-Care by visiting the Live Inside Out Facebook page and sharing a reply to this question: “What does self-care mean to me?”
Enter my giveaway below. And make sure you take some time for yourself today.
Renee has been featured in Family Circle, the New York Times, Good Housekeeping and more and is on faculty at world-renowned retreat centers Kripalu and Esalen. She teaches, speaks, writes and coaches worldwide on life balance and how to find peace in everyday life. Her newest book is Nurturing the Soul of Your Family: 10 Ways to Reconnect and Find Peace in Everyday Life (New World Library 2013). She is also the creator of the global women’s Personal Renewal Group Program for mothers; hundreds of self-care circles are meeting around the world from Munich to Minneapolis.