BY ALEXA BASA
Actress Sheena Halili has opened up about her “me time” while being a hands-on mother to her baby girl Martina.
On Instagram, Sheena recently shared a photo of hers wearing an orange checkered dress. She said her current “me time” is to wear dresses that make her look presentable.
“Nandito pa rin po ako at nag dress ako today. To feel good, to feel pretty, fresh at sexy kahit papaano. Makapag-update naman ng solo picture sa feed ko. Pag-bigyan,” she wrote in the caption.
Sheena explained that it is hard to upload a presentable photo on social media because she’s been focused on taking care of her baby and her husband, Jeron Manzanero. She said the best effort she could give to herself at the moment is to dress up and take pictures.
“‘Pag hands-on at breastfeeding mommy ka, talaga namang hirap ng mag update sa social media nang maganda ka. 24/7 sa kanila ka, kay baby at syempre wag kakalimutan si hubby.
“Sa kasalukuyan, eto na presentable ko, ang magsuot ng magandang dress,” she said.
“Sabi nila wag natin kakalimutan mag ‘ME TIME.’ Totoo naman yan, dapat okay si mommy para okay si baby at ang buong bahay,” she reminded herself.
She welcomed her first child with husband Jeron on Dec. 12, 2020.
The 34-year-old mother admitted that she wanted to do activities that she was used to but could not as she prioritizes the health and welfare of her first child.
“Tulad ng ibang mommies, ang dami kong gustong gawin, bumalik sa taping, ituloy ang business ko, at bumuo ng bago, mag vlog at mag share ng snippets ng buhay ko bilang mommy,” Sheena said.
“Gusto ko lahat tanggapin ang trabaho, gusto kong mag makeup, gusto kong mag pa facial, gusto lumabas at makipag kwentuhan ng matagal sa mga kaibigan ko. Gusto ko lumabas at mag-grocery ng di nagmamadali. Gusto ko mag workout, gusto kong mag pa-salon. Gusto kong gawin ang nakasanayan ko,” she added.
Sheena shared that it could have been easier to give time for herself if it were not for the pandemic, because it restricted her from doing little activities that could make her happy.
“Hindi po ibig sabihin na nasa bahay lang kami marami kaming time, hindi biro and maging hands-on nanay at maging may bahay. Ang mag-isip lang ng ulam bukas mahirap na, mag lista ng grocery, magluto etc.,” she wrote.
She also reminded herself that motherhood is not a hindrance to continue her career and achieve her dreams.
“Tulad mo, nafi-feel ko rin lahat yan. Sa post kong ito, pinapaalala ko sa sarili na pause lang ito, hindi pa canceled. Itutuloy natin lahat yan soon. Sa ngayon ibigay na muna natin ano ang kaya, ano ang available na maibibigay mo sa sarili mo,” the actress wrote as she ended the post.