I’ve seen many women completely neglect themselves after becoming a wife and mother, and I vowed that I would not be one of them. I don’t think I fully understood why and how that neglect happens when I took that vow. As a current stay-at-home mom which I honestly never saw myself being it’s extremely hard to sometimes get a moment to myself, because when I am not taking care of my son, cooking, cleaning, or spending time with my husband, I am devoting time to this blog and working on building my business. Before I know it, it’s been weeks since I’ve taken time to myself.
Growing up, I was completely content locking myself up in my room and sitting in silence for hours, simply reading or watching TV because I enjoy being alone. However after taking on the responsibility of being both wife + momma + entrepreneur my moments of solitude are now few and far between and filled with thoughts of what I need to do or have forgotten to do.
My last inkling of self care was last month when I went and got a much needed pedicure from a nail shop I will never again visit because I was extremely unhappy with the service. I sat in the chair, put my Beats on, and got lost in a book. Before I realized it the pedicure was done and I’d gotten halfway through the book. That was probably the most refreshing and relaxing hour I’d had in a very long time. I left feeling rejuvenated, the only problem is, I haven’t had a moment like that since.
“You can’t pour from an empty cup, you must first fill yours”
I’m not sure who said that but they weren’t lying. When I don’t get time to myself I feel out of whack. Self care is important for my mental clarity as I’m sure it is for yours as well, so I relish in the times of the day where I get the opportunity to have the smallest moment to myself.
I’m taking a pledge, I pledge to find a way to get some self care time in at least once a week and I want you to do the same. Let’s try for at least an hour each week, to take time to ourselves, to unplug, relax, and breathe. Will you join me?