Today's tip and topic is on
🌹 Self Care 🌹
I listened to a podcast a few weeks ago on self care (#harshepodcast#11) that has stuck with me. The funny thing is before that and before *giving myself permission*, I could NOT do these things for myself without feeling guilt!! But then something inside me changed. I took off my "guilt glasses" and put on my "superwoman spectacles" (it's all about changing your lens!!) and I started seeing it in a different way.
You truly cannot drink from an empty cup. Meaning you cannot be the Superwoman (or Superman) you ARE unless you feed that inner person. They need strength, love, and spiritually.... Or there is not enough strength, love or spirituality to give (ya see?).
But how do I not feel guilty about being doing things for me? I felt guilt about wanting to break free *ahem I mean* escape... I mean take a little self care time out for me as soon as my husband walked in the door from work. I didn't feel guilty about leaving my kids. I felt guilty that I was leaving him as soon as he got home from a very long day at work.. I told myself he was probably thinking I was selfish... Didn't he need a break too!?etc (guess what, he's not). I felt a knot in my gut every time. I couldn't even enjoy what I was doing!
So I changed my perspective. I had been feeling so worn down but then guilt on top of that. I literally couldn't take care of my family the way I needed to until I took care of myself! Recognizing that. And also asking my husband if he got his self care for the day (just asking him was for my self care!)
I now can almost out of habit, take 10 min in the morning (yes the kids are awake.. In their beds... But mommy is starting the day with strength. Going and buying a new pair of pants (money will find a way!), yoga (even if kids are climbing on up your tree pose) or even just hiding in the Pantry for a few min with headphones in and chocolate in hand.
Promise me you'll go and recharge. The world needs you❤️
Hello! I'm so excited that you have stopped by. That tells me that you are ready for a new way of life and I couldn't be more happy that you listened to that voice that got you here!