Why did it take us so long to come up with this? Moms rejoice!
It's the very first ME Day, and it might just blow your mind.
Chances are that, like me, you're in desperate need of some "me time." What if
there was a day set aside for us to put ourselves first? To make sure our own
needs are met? Ladies, today is our lucky day.
When was the last time you had a solid chunk of time for
yourself? I don't mean five minutes here and there throughout the day, I mean
some serious ME time. We all know, in theory, that we're better moms when we
are rested and at peace. Many of us have supportive family and friends who
would pitch in to make sure the kids are taken care of when we need a break.
But so often, we don't ask. Would the world survive without you for a day? Very
likely. Would your kids and loved ones in fact benefit from your example if you
chose to add "Take Care of ME" to your to-do list? Without a doubt. We all know
these things, but we do not act on them. Well, today we're trying something
As women and as moms, we do and achieve and create amazing things. It's important that we kick back and enjoy our accomplishments sometimes.
Domain.me, which provides websites with the ".me" domain
extension, is designating today, March 16, 2015, the very first ME Day in the
United States. Me day. Not "Oh-Crap-I-Forgot-to-Buy-a-Present Day." Not
"I-Hope-I-Made-Enough-Cupcakes Day." It's a day when you and I can and should
take some time to be selfish. A day for us to ask, "What makes ME happy?" And do it.
According to a recent survey, the vast majority of Americans,
70% in fact, feel that we don't take regular "me time." I would guess
that if only moms were polled, that percentage would jump considerably. We
don't make time for self-care, and we are stressed, hurried, overworked
versions of ourselves. We might feel under-appreciated by others, but maybe the
bigger issue is that we are not appreciating ourselves.
As women and as moms, we do and achieve and create amazing
things. It's important that we kick back and enjoy our accomplishments
It's ME Day. You can read this, think it's a nice idea, and go
on with the next 24 hours being pulled in two hundred different directions. In
fact, I can predict that that is absolutely what will happen if you do not make
yourself top priority today. Like, attending kindergarten graduation or your
baby's first ultrasound kind of priority. Realistically, you probably can't set
aside the whole day for yourself. However you can absolutely carve out an hour.
And I do mean carve. Cut something else out to make time for you. Be ruthless
if you have to.
Imagine what you can do with a whole hour. Will you go get a
pedicure (or give yourself one)? Will you
meet a friend for coffee? Will you snuggle up with a good book? Will you be the
envy of your friends and indulge in a nap? Do something to treasure yourself
today. Teach your kids the valuable lesson that you must keep yourself filled
up in order to pour out to others.