After Kymberly Botelho had kids (Stella, 5, and Luca, 2), she couldn’t imagine going back to the working world. But as a stay-at-home mom and a career woman at heart, Botelho still wanted a way to contribute to the family income. She now works for herself, helping others invest in their financial futures and consulting with parents on how to become entrepreneurs themselves so they can spend more time with their own kids. For her, Me Time is a time to unwind and care for herself, which helps her take better care of her family.
Kymberly’s Me Time: I do three things: my husband and I take two mommy-daddy trips a year, I go to The Bar Method to work out three to five times a week, and of course there’s that trusty glass of wine—better known as “mommy juice” at our house.
How do you carve out Me Time? I wake up early and prioritize my day with my top tasks. I”ve also taken a majority of distractions out of my life: I can’t tell you the name of a celebrity, current television show or even a local news anchor (TV is not a part of my life). Before going to bed, I read 10 pages of a personal development book, review my top goals and recite my affirmations.
Why is Me Time important to you? It reminds me that I need to take care of myself so I can take care of my family. A stressed mommy is not a fun mommy.