Self-Care is Anything But Selfish!
Sep 19, 2020
How many of you moms reading this blog post right now would leap in front of a speeding train if it meant that your child would be saved?
If it came between you and your child eating, how many of you would go without?
How about staying up all night to comfort your child when they are sick?
I’d put money on the bet that most of the women in this group would easily do all of the above. Am I right?
That’s because WE CARE!
We absolutely, hands down love our children and would do anything for them because we love them! It’s how love works, really!
We are willing to give our children all we have in order to make them feel our love.
But we are only one person and we only have so much time, energy, and patience. Our bucket can only hold so much.
I’ve heard women say that when you’re a mom, having “me-time” is selfish and I cringe. Why?
Well, one, I used to think this exact thought and remember thinking that I had to be there with my kids at all moments to take care of their every need. It was exhausting!
Two, we need that “me-time” to refill our buckets. To replenish our resources. To rediscover who we are without the mom hat on so that we can show up as a mom and do all the things I said at the top of this post.
And finally, three, “me-time” is the complete opposite of being selfish; It’s absolutely self-less. "Me-time" is the opportunity to become a better mom, a better wife, a better everything, really!
When I take the time to fill my own bucket, I find that I am able to be 100% improved in all of my roles. I feel better because I have done the work to replenish my energy, which makes me ready to do all that it takes to be an amazing mom.
When I don’t fill my bucket, I am overwhelmed, stressed-out, and completely exhausted and therefore I’m not of any use to anyone!
In this week's video, I share with you what emotions are stirred by believing the myth that self-care is selfish and how I was able to move past it to start taking care of myself.
I've got the free guide waiting for you that will help you get over the excuses you've been making so that you can start engaging in regular self-care. Get it by clicking here!
So, what do you think? Do you think self-care is selfish or self-less? Let me know in the comments below…I’d love to know what you think!