As a mom, sometimes the most perfect intentions for self love and self care fall short of reality. You have a very full life, and it’s often a challenge to find the “extra” time to build in those moments of self-nurturing.
Resistance may be deeper than it even looks at first, too. When you first start taking your self care seriously, you may find excuse after excuse that allows you to not follow through on your commitments.
Your desire for self care may end up doing battle with your self-worth. And you may have no idea how strong your resistance is until you put your self-care goals into action.
But as you realize the impact that your behavior has on the world around you, you’re bound to take your self-care more and more seriously.
So get out there; take a run at the lake. Take a hike in the woods. Take a walk on the beach. Get a membership at your local gym and work those muscles into shape.
Remember that you’re practicing self-care not only for yourself, but also because you want to offer your best self, you whole self, to your family and the world.
You also want your children to see that it’s their right, and their responsibility, to take good care of themselves, too.
Our children will emulate what we do, and who we are. So if you can’t do it for yourself, do it for those you love. Help your children grow beautifully into their strength.
The best thing you can do to create that outcome is to model it from where you stand. Or, as the case may be, from where you run!