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March 13th, 2013, 06:03 AM
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When you are feeling mentally, physically, or emotionally worn out, what do you do to recharge?
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March 13th, 2013, 01:12 PM
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I'll read a book or watch some TV. Eat a healthy snack. Whatever I do I do it alone, if possible. I'm the kind of person that absolutely needs time completely by myself to feel functional.
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March 13th, 2013, 02:45 PM
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I watch a movie or go get my nails done or read book. I like to go running, the twins love it so sometimes I bring them with me
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March 13th, 2013, 03:19 PM
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After the kids are all in bed, I take a hot bath in the jacuzzi tub. Sometimes I read a magazine or surf on my phone, sometimes I listen to music, and other times I just sit in the quiet with the lights off. My bath is my "me" time, and I enjoy every minute, and it helps me calm down after a hectic day.
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March 13th, 2013, 06:48 PM
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Absolutely nothing. I want to say shopping but we have been soooo tight on money. I work all day and take care of the child and house and whatnot at night by the time baby is in bed, i am ready for bed, then we do it all over the next day.
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March 13th, 2013, 10:31 PM
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I force myself to stay awake and relax at night alone while my DF is at work and the kids are sleeping. It wears me down a bit, but I NEED some alone time.
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March 14th, 2013, 07:05 AM
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I go out for a couple hours in the evening when DH gets home or on the weekend. Just 2-3 hours to myself...to read at Barnes and Noble, get some library books, grab a coffee, browse some sale racks, etc goes a long way for my sanity.

I also take a long shower, ALONE (lol), on either Saturday or Sunday. And I also read for about 45 minutes every night before I fall asleep. It helps me wind down. Although when I have a young baby, that usually goes by the wayside for a while.
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March 15th, 2013, 06:56 AM
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I take a hot bath every night while DH is putting Avery to bed. That helps me unwind big time, I love it.

Other things I like to do are read and journal, but unfortunately I don't make them enough of a priority.
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March 15th, 2013, 09:41 AM
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I either try to get my mom to take her for a couple hours so I can shower and relax for awhile, or I wait for the weekend and have DH take her on some long outing, like a bike ride to a different park where they can stay awhile. DH and I also love our date nights. I also love listening to my hypnobabies these days!
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March 15th, 2013, 11:03 PM
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I take a loooooong shower, or when Drake is asleep I sit in the recliner and do nothing, no tv, no noise, nothing. Well, I drink a cup of hot tea. That always makes me feel good.
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