BlogHer Life Well Lived Panel Questions:
How do you put yourself first?
How does making time for yourself help make you happier?
When I first read these questions, I let out an audible “pffft”. At first my response was cynical and bitter and angry and along the lines of “I NEVER put myself first” … and a bunch of other “oh woe is me” kind of crap.
Then I remembered my bathtub. My favorite place on earth. My hiding spot. My sanctuary.
It’s probably quite odd to be this in love with a bathroom fixture, but I can’t help myself.
When the stresses of the world threaten to crush me …. I take a bath.
When I need to hide from the kids, and the phone, and the bills …. I take a bath.
When I just want some quiet time to myself (assuming that the kids are gone somewhere) …. I take a bath.
When People magazine arrives on Thursdays …. I take a bath.
I am not sure that this private time in my stunning, pink tub makes me any “happier”, but it probably makes me more content and grateful for the brief moments of peace that I can find …. hiding in the bathroom.