I know a lot of us are moms, so I wanted to share this message with you. One of the limiting beliefs I think a lot of us can relate to is that taking time to nurture ourselves – especially when we have small children – is selfish. Definitely not so! I believe one of the best things we can do for our families is take care of ourselves.
I think as women we’re conditioned to believe that being “selfless’ is what brings us value as parents and wives. Well, you can’t pour from anempty cup… so do what it takes to fill it up! Make sure you are taking time each day to get some exercise, plan meals, do some personal development. Why? If you aren’t striving to be the best version of yourself you can be, you – AND your family – won’t be able to see how awesome you were really made to be.
It’s like when you’re on an airplane and the flight attendant reminds us to put our own oxygen mask on first before we can assist others. Get yourself to a place where you are confident, healthy, strong, and your head in the game. That way, you can HELP your family be the best versions of THEMSELVES as well. Not only are you a better person for it, you’re role modeling self-care to your children.
Even though today is Mother’s Day, my wish for you would be to reflect on how you can carry some of that guilt-free self-care into each and every day. What would happen if you took time to recharge, build your strength, work on your health, and get your head in the game every day? It’s not selfish. It’s one of the best things you can do for everyone around you.