Monday, November 2, 2009

“Me” Time And A November Challenge

We all know how important it is to get some “me” time on a consistent basis. When I get sufficient some “me” time, I am a much nicer person, which really is a win-win situation for everyone around me! However, I have found that the more hectic life gets, the more difficult it is to get “me” time. Whenever I need to “find a few extra minutes” to accomplish something, it’s my "me" time I cut into.


One of my favorite ways to get about 10 minutes of “me” time is using the steam room at my gym. However, in the last few weeks, I haven’t used it since I’m so busy and try to get in and out of the gym as fast as possible. I also haven’t read a book (for pleasure) in a while.


I’m starting to feel a bit overwhelmed and unbalanced. I think it’s time to slow down a bit again and give myself just a few, uninterrupted minutes each day. I deserve it. How about you? Do you make enough time for yourself on a daily basis? What can you do today to make just a little bit more time for yourself?


November Challenge


And now on to a challenge. Last week Holly from The Healthy Everythingtarian posted 10 confessions. One of them hit home. Namely, the confessions that she doesn’t floss enough. So I thought what better way to do something about my own inconsistent flossing habits than to confess on her blog that I don’t floss enough either. Plus, I challenged her to a 30 Day November Flossing Challenge. And Holly and I thought that there are probably some of you out there who don’t floss enough either. Are we right? If so why don’t you join us on our 30 Day Flossing challenge? Just let us know in the comments if you “are in.”


Happy Monday!


Be well,

Andrea

30 comments:

  1. I AM IN!!! I certainly do not floss enough and I know how important it is!! I am so in with you!

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  2. me time is so important, no matter how close you're to your family. I try to get some me time everyday, while I blog and read blogs.
    good luck with the challenge! :)

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  3. Oh I love this idea and hope you continue finding ways to take care of yourself and relax!!!

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  4. Setting time aside for myself is something I could definitely work on... it has been a few weeks since I read a book for pleasure.

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  5. I'll admit, I RARELY floss!! I think about it, but don't really do it often. Ok, I'm in! I love the idea.

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  6. Flossing more regularly was one of my resolutions this year...I have had mixed success. I'm in.

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  7. I'm in, too - I have back braces on top and a retainer on bottom which makes me whine and not do it... but I need to! Great idea!

    And yes, last week I hit a breaking point on Friday morning - just felt I was stretching myself too thin. I want to get better at prioritizing and not just doing what I want to do first and then running out of time to do what I have to do. It's hard and feeling unbalanced like you said is NO fun.

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  8. My me time usually comes over my lunch hour or when the kids are tucked in and the hubby is downstairs watching hockey...

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  9. I am in for the challenge! I had my first filling a couple of months ago, and was flossing obsessively after that...then went to NY and stopped. Back in the flossing game!

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  10. I told Holly I'm all about the challenge, as even though I'm a tooth brushing Nazi, flossing isn't something I get into.

    I actually have a dentist appt. tomorrow, so I'm going to really rededicate myself...at least today. :)

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  11. I am so in!!

    Tooth brushing is something I'm religious about. But flossing? Eh, not so much. So definitely, count me in!

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  12. I am in but I floss daily so it's not really a challenge.

    but the me time...HA

    what is that!
    really. my ME time is spent looking after my men which I don't get enough of and then the treadmill.

    I am even starting to apologize for that .

    must stop doing that!

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  13. I certainly agree, and counsel others to take time for themselves. As you said, that way we can be better people with others when we are more centered and balanced!

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  14. i definitely could go for some me time! hey are you going to the foodbuzz fest? and i am totally in for the floss challenge, great idea :) xo

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  15. Ok, I will say too that I do not floss very often either. Most of it is due to an aversion since I am allergic to mint. Can;t commit right now, but should I track down some plain floss on this island I will join in. If I order it then it will take 2 weeks to get here! Cool idea.

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  16. I get my me time after my daughter is in bed, relaxing for a bit with a cup of tea. It's always nice!

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  17. I do yoga on Tuesday nights but other than that I don't get a lot of "me" time. I really, really need to change that.

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  18. LOL, great challenge! I'm too forgetful to commit to it though, but I support y'all!

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  19. A flossing challenge! What a great idea. People downplay the importance of having healthy teeth and gums. I floss every day. It was't always this way but I was really poor for a while when my daughter was first born and didn't go to the dentist for five years. I ended up with periodontal disease and not flossign is NOT an option for me. Good for you for getting on it before it becomes a problem.

    I get me time. I make sure of it. I may not have the tidiest house every day but I do embrace my down time. I have too. When things get to crazy, I'm horrible to live with. I don't like doing that to my kid.

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  20. For months, I've been wanting a little bit of 'me' time and can't seem to squeeze it in. In better news, I do find time to floss each day. Great challenge though!

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  21. I'm horrible when it comes to flossing. I'd probably lose the challenge right away as I've never been prompt about doing it.

    I always try to fit some "me" time whenever I can. I think it helps be stay sane through all the madness around me.

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  22. Me time is the first thing to go when things get busy! Aw, the toddler looked so cute as a pumpkin! :D

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  23. I'm totally in on the challenge! I try to floss as much as possible but I'm definitely going to try to do it even more now!

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  24. I floss, but only about once a week. I'M IN!!

    I agree with you about the "me" time...so important. And I think everyone is happier when I get "me" time. : )

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  25. I hear ya on that. I swear, there are not enough hours in the day now to get everything done that needs getting done. How can that be? I do try to make time for myself -- even if it's just a little bit. I tell my gal friends to do the same -- even if it's just working out for an hour, or going for a walk, or watching your favorite TV show at night. Everyone needs to recharge some way, some how, every day. I hope we all make time for it, even through all these busy times.

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  26. I think that I am a very hard finding...floss every single night...even my dentist was amazed and I have my hunsband as my witness :-) Go for it!

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  27. yeah, i've been trying to floss more since my last dentist bills came in. i'm in!

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  28. Hmmm...I guess I should floss. My confession is that I floss like...once every year or so. I don't think I even own floss right now!
    And haha, totally agree on the "me" time!

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  29. I was a sporadic flosser at best until I read the study about ten years ago about the heart health and flossing connection.

    twice a day every day now :)

    (NERD ALERT huh? :))

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  30. YAY FOR FLOSSING CHALLENGE! i am 2/2 so far...i meant to post something about it last night but it was midnight, i forgot and i was tired. thanks for joining me in this :)

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