Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Self Care

Getting ready to hit the gym has become a bit of a ritual. Hunting for a clean sports bra like its a mythical unicorn while cursing myself for keeping so many that provide absolutely ZERO support and do the worst job of covering my nipples.  Then I search for a towel that wraps around most of my saggier tummy, thanks for that lovely souvenier children

"An empty lantern provides no light
Self-care is the fuel that allows your 
light to shine brightly" -unknown

I love this quote. To me, it means that, as a mom, if I don't take care of me I cannot do my best when it comes to taking care of my boys and leading them down the right path.  I also read it as the only way to be true to yourself is by taking care of yourself. 

My self-care is anything from listening to some music or a podcast,  going and seeing a movie alone, or even just a shower without someone sitting on the toilet telling me all about Roblox.  These days just packing my gym bag has a way of calming me and making me feel a little more grounded.  Just the anticipation of spending time focused on MYSELF makes me feel like I am able to handle whatever the boys throw at me until Shane gets home.  

People in general and especially parents really need to make sure taking care of ourselves is a top priority so our light can keep shining bright.


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