"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.