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Late Night Thoughts: Timeout for TLC

During my 40 Days Lighter journey, I shared my struggle with embracing self-care. 

There always seemed to be something “more important” to be done. Of course, couldn’t be further from the truth.

Last week, I missed a couple workouts, for a variety of reasons. So yesterday, during a “tough love” conversation with my coach, he asked me if I “really couldn’t find 30 minutes for myself” everyday last week. 

The truth is that no matter how busy I was, there was probably 30 minutes at some point in the day that got wasted scrolling on social media. I’m pretty sure I’ve returned home from an appointment or taking one of the kids somewhere and just sat in the car in the driveway for 30 minutes… probably scrolling on social media… again. 

The answer to my coach’s question was a wholehearted “No!”, and the acknowledgement of this truth gave me great motivation to “get it together” this week. 

So this morning, I went to the track with the baby in the stroller, and did my mile running/walking. 

And tonight, I found ten minutes to give my face a little love with this amazing SheaMoisture Hydrating Mud Mask recommended by MoxieBexie. (If you aren’t currently following her Moxie’s Me Time posts – go ahead and do it now!)

I bought the small 2.75 oz size with some ExtraBucks at CVS, just to try it out a few times before purchasing a larger size.

And now, I’m laying in bed. Yes there is still schoolwork, work work, and housework to be done in the morning, but the cumulative hour reserved over the course of the day for Andrea TLC was more than worth it!

My new favorite definition for TLC?

Time that Lifts Cares – because I’m going to sleep tonight feeling so much lighter.