" day just for you"

United States
January 24, 2009 3:46pm CST
[i]I talked to a friend who told me that she has her "day just for her" in a week. In that day,she refuse to mingle with anyone in the family, that is her day to pamper herself like shopping, going out with friends or staying in the room alone reading. I am not working and I don't practice that. I have all my time for myself when hubby is working. Do you practice this? what day in a week do you isolate yourself from your loved ones? [/i]
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@dpk262006 (56109)
• Delhi, India
27 Jan 09
It is really a nice idea to spend one day all alone. I believe that she is adopting the right approach and this way she is keeping herself happy. I would also like to spend the entire one day in a week, provided I am given the chance, al alone. I think it would be a great fun and a kind of relaxation to enjoy all alone. I would be introspect and explore myself better, if I am left alone. What about you?
• United States
27 Jan 09
[i]Hi dpk, I am not working so I have all my time alone and it's enough for me. I can do things I would love to do with no interruption. When I was working, spending time with my Family is what I always look forward. So, weekend for me is always my favorite days! LOL![/i]
@dpk262006 (56109)
• Delhi, India
28 Jan 09
So you can enjoy yourself, as and when you feel like.......you appear very lucky.
@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
25 Jan 09
Hi Che, Like you, I am staying home and yes, sometimes I would ask my hubby if I could have a day off from the house.. hahahah... Since I am not driving yet, I ask him one time to take me to the department store and leave me there until I will call him to pick me up. Well, since he is working, I have to wait the time when he is off. Lol. I enjoyed with that time for myself that I forgot to call him. Instead, he called me at 7pm, 8pm, 9pm asking if I am still ok. haahah 3 times he called. He told me that he has an overtime work and maybe could pick me up later, I was glad that I could still roam around. Finally the store was about to close so, I went to Walmart because they are 24 hours open.. and I will just wait for him there. Finally he called me at 9:30pm and said he is on his way. hahaha oh my!!! I am not done yet with my window shopping, Lol.. He arrived at Walmart at 10pm I am not yet done. I am not buying lots of stuff, I just look around, comparing prices hahaha...Well, that day is for myself only so that's how I spend it. I enjoyed looking at the shoppers, young and old.. at least I have seen lots of people in my day off from the 4 corners of the house.
• United States
26 Jan 09
[i]Hi Bebs, I love that idea also and for us who just stay in the house a lot, it's a great thing already since we are used really to go out and be busy before! LOL! Actually, I have not tried that alone but I will...love that idea! Thank[/i]s!
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
27 Jan 09
Hi Che, Try it.. when you get your pay out from your online earnings, have a day off just for yourself. Let your hubby take you to thrift stores near you. You can go to TJ Max, Ross, dollar tree, goodwill, etc..spend your whole day in that places,, hehehe just let your hubby pick you up after his work. I did that before but now, no more because I have found a new Filipina friend who live who lived near my house and she can drive. She will just pick me up anytime she need a company to go out shopping or whatever task she wants to do out.. so I have now the opportunity to have my day out from the house any day in a week.. hehehe.. Good luck.
• United States
18 Feb 09
I have never done anything like that before. I have wanted to in the past, but I always spend my money on the kids and bills. It's a rare thing for me to spend money on myself. It would be nice one day to pamper myself and maybe once the kids are grown and moved out, I will.
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• United States
4 Mar 09
H[i]i angel, I know and understand you situation, I can relate for my mom and now that my sister and I are both married, we tried our best to give her as well as dad money every month so they can start to pamper themselves also....It's a lot of hardship for them when we were kids since only dad was working that time[/i]
@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I try to have this time for myself as well. I don't get a full day of it but I try to do things by myself once in a while. I think it is important for one to have this time to one's self. We can only be around people and take care of them for some time that we also have to remember that we also have to pay attention to ourselves, and ourselves alone.
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• United States
27 Jan 09
[i]Hi Anne, You are correct especially if you have a busy sched! I used to do that when I was working. ENjoy and have a great time![/i]
@mayka123 (10285)
• India
27 Jan 09
I do not have a "day just for me" every week but one day in a month. I usually spend this day just relaxing in the morning. Then I may go to the beauty parlour for a few hours or may be shopping for just myself. On that day I do not even take my phone with me.
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• United States
27 Jan 09
[i]Hi mayka, Thanks for sharing! that is great also. I have tried doing that also when I used to work and very busy![/i]
@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I don't isolate myself for a day, I might take a hot bath just for myself once in awhile, instead of a shower. I like to just unwind without being far away from loved ones.
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• United States
26 Jan 09
[i]Hi SomeCowgirl, How are you? thanks for joining this post and sharing! Enjoy! I also don't need to isolate myself since I am alone most of the time during weekdays, enough time for me! LOL![/i]
@comfort55 (1574)
• India
26 Jan 09
Hi Che, since your friend is working, having a busy schedule, she can pamper herself by keeping a day just for her. I am also not working like you, so we can afford to pamper ourself anytime we desire. For me there are many other ways to keep myself happy. Have a nice day!
• United States
26 Jan 09
[i]Hi comfort, I agree with you! In our situation, we have the control to keep us stress or free ourselves from being stress...LOL! No need to take a day off! LOL![/i]
• United States
26 Jan 09
Good for your friend. Her day probably helps relieve the tensions of the previous days. I don't have a "day just for me," but it sounds like an excellent idea.
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• United States
26 Jan 09
[i]I agree, she has a very busy sched and made her feel good an ready to face the world again after the said break! LOL! I have no routine like that too since I have plenty of time alone![/i]
• India
26 Jan 09
Well, LOL! Even if I did, I wouldn't know what to do with myself. I hate shopping, and I have no friends. My "loved ones" are my all; so I prefer to spend all my time with them and for them. Cheers and happy Mylotting
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• United States
26 Jan 09
[i]Hi positive, wow...you hate shopping? I know my hubby wish me to feel that way! LOL! I love spending time with my loved ones too, I will not be bored talking with them! Thanks for dropping![/i]
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
I actually have a "ME" day. It's not really more of isolating myself with my family or loved ones. It's more of a day when I'd do just what I want. It's the day when I don't have to get up early, nor do I need to clean or do any chores. It's also the day when I don't need to go to work. It is Wednesdays. It's also a day when I don't do mylot too. It's purely fun and my spa day and just pampering myself with whatever I want to do. It's nice to have time for that and my family, loved ones, and friends do understand that if they want to reach me that time, they'd have a lot of time to wait because I usually don't bring my cellphone with me.
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• United States
26 Jan 09
[i]Hi laydee, wow....total relaxation without anyone to bother! Cool! When I was working and single, I have that time also since work is very tiring and stressful but not often though, Only few hours in a day enough for me to relax and beautify! lOL! Enjoy and thanks for sharing![/i]
• United States
26 Jan 09
Wow, it sounds nice, but I am a full time mom, so at this point, I dont get any me time at all... I have heard of people doing this for themselves, and if you are a very busy person, volunteer alot, travel for business or pleasure, work full time, etc... that would be the thing to do to kinda refresh yourself, but I dont think it will be something that I would do. My children are small, my hubby works, the house needs alot of attention...so when I get my "me" time it is reading after the kids go to bed for an hour before I pass out from exhaustion....LOL happy mylotting.
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• United States
26 Jan 09
[i]Hi bookreadremom, I am also a full time homemaker so, I don't follow this since I have all my time alone! LOL! Good that despite of your hectic routine, you can still relax when the kids are sleeping! That is another best way to relax too! ENjoy![/i]
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
26 Jan 09
I work from home and I am on my own but I am generally too busy to pamper myself, but your post has given me a great idea. My husband and daughter are at home over the December/January holidays and I feel as though I am the only one not taking a break, so what I will do from now on is as soon as they are both at work and school I will take my pamper time by myself. Good idea!
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• United States
26 Jan 09
[i]Hi paula, That's great! LOL! I know everyone needs to take a break and relaX FROM our busy and hectic world! ENjoy and give us some feedback after! LOL![/i]
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
26 Jan 09
i am an indie, trying to start my own career on my own. so i spend most of the time on the computer all day, marketing, seeking online writing jobs, and checking many emails. but at 10pm, i go to the gym across the street and unwind with treadmill walking and cycling. return home at 2am, take my shower, drink herb tea, and fall asleep.
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• United States
26 Jan 09
[i]Wow. what a cool routine! I will be sleepy a lot that time, I admire your endurance !lOL! Enjoy! I used also to attend gym when I was single, it's daily for 2 hours every 5 pm and I enjoy aero dancing and tae bo![/i]
@Corimore (249)
• United States
25 Jan 09
i would love to do that but my 3 kids (yes 2 children one husband) don't leave me much room for myself. I get lucky if i can get back and forth to the store without having to drag one of them with me.
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• United States
26 Jan 09
[i]Hi Cori, LOL! I am sure also you will miss then if you will not be with them even for a few hours! LOL! Enjoy![/i]
@umart13 (841)
• Ireland
25 Jan 09
Hello che, my fellow Capricorn! and a belated Happy Birthday!... I work from Monday to Thursday evening, when I usually come home after 10 p.m. So my day just for me (particularly last week) was Friday. I actually turned off my mobile phone and did not turn it on again until Sunday morning. When I used to work a five-day week, I did my best to have Sunday to myself, but it was more common for me then to take Friday or Saturday night as my time for myself... Have a good week. Umart
• United States
26 Jan 09
[i]Hi Umart, hahahha..Belated Happy Birthday too and thanks for the greetings! LOL! Wow, that is cool about your sched at least you have several days off from work! Enjoy![/i]
@Crocket (315)
• Canada
25 Jan 09
Too much time spent with anyone can be a dangerous avenue to travel. We all need space for ourselves to listen to ourselves and just play and be ourselves. We should not be always trying to impress everyone. I always take my birthday off work. This is my day and I want to pamper myself on that day. Why would I want to work on the most important day of my life? Crocket.
• United States
26 Jan 09
[i]I agree with you..That i sour Holiday! LOL! Great idea and i know everyone who will read this will realize that that is the very special day of our lives and we need to take a break from busy routine! Thanks for dropping![/i]
@getnbuy (1315)
• United States
25 Jan 09
I don't think most women have that privilege. Its more like grab a half hour here and there for yourself. anyway, why isolate yourself from you r family?
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• United States
26 Jan 09
H[i]i get, My friend has a very stressful and busy job so, it is her time to relax and unwind! It works for her..LOL! I haven't tried feeling this way since I am not working and I have all my time alone and I can do anything I want or take a nap anytime! Enjoy![/i]
@gemini_rose (16193)
25 Jan 09
I dont have a day just for me no but boy does it sound like a good idea!! How wonderful to have a day spent just on myself, but I guess I will have to wait until my children are all grown for that to happen!!
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• United States
26 Jan 09
[i]Hi gemini, I know it's a busy day for you but maybe when baby is sleeping! LOL! or when hubby is around, you can just go out with friends! eNJOY![/i]
@ellie333 (21029)
25 Jan 09
Hi Checapricorn, I always make sure that I have a day during the week just for me too to relax with a book, go shopping, do something I want to do and visit. This is a week day when I am not shifted on to work so could be any day but it is when I am off and my son is at school that I take this ME time. This week comng it will be Friday. I have the whole day and then I am also going out in the evening also. Huggles. Ellie :D
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• United States
26 Jan 09
[i]Hi ellie, wow...You know doing this will also help us feel better of ourselves and we become more energetic and more alive! Enjoy and I know you're a very positive person![/i]
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
25 Jan 09
I never isolate myself from my family either. I work every day of the week online and my husband works out side of the home seven days a week also. My daughter also works and goes to school. We try to spend time together each day because there is not enough time for any of us right now.
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• United States
26 Jan 09
[i]Hi steph, Ohhh....I know with routine like that, everyone loves to spend their break time to be with their loves ones! Thanks for dropping![/i]