Have You Met Her?
I've got someone that I want you to meet. Allow me to introduce you to this fabulous, kind-hearted, and smart woman. There is no one else like her and I think you two would get along great - meet YOU!
So, you're thinking, I thought I was really going to meet someone. Well, you ARE really someone. When's the last time you actually spent some quality time with HER?
Recently, my husband told me to take some time for myself - without him and the kids. Wait, what? No kids? No breakfast, lunch, and dinner orders? Just me, myself, and I? Honestly, it scared me a little. Why, you ask? I suspect the reason is that I am just used to being around them - being a mom and wife. It seems that I may like them, but let's keep that confidential.
Whether you work outside of the home or at home with your family, we can sometimes neglect ourselves. Let's be real - we neglect ourselves more often than we should. We are so caught up in problem solving and making sure everything around us is in working condition, we forget about the awesome chic making it all happen. We can't help it. Women are natural nurturers in most cases and we all don't do it in the same ways.
Here's a thought: get to know you. Spend some quality with the one person that truly knows you. It's tough enough to squeeze in quality bathroom time, trust me, I know. Start small - 15 to 20 minutes taking off the old nail polish and applying a fresh coat. Make a deal with your spouse, family friend, or relative that would allow time away from the kids. Long term goal - plan a weekend getaway with your gal pals or maybe a weekend stay-cation with just YOU. Whatever you decide, the point is to remember how wonderfully awesome you are. Taking time for yourself is not a guilty pleasure; it's necessary and well-deserved!
By C. Morrison
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