Updated: Jan 20
Do you constantly take from your own well-being to give to others? For most of us, especially for the busy moms out there, the answer is a major YES. Learn why you should give back to yourself more often.
What are you allowing in your life these days? If your answer is more things to do, more responsibilities, more obligations and, as a result, more stress, I have some thoughts I want to share. You can still help others at home, at work and beyond, but it starts with helping yourself first by prioritizing your self-care.
Once you become aware that your well-being is just as important as the well-being of everyone else in your life, you can begin to focus some of your time and energy on your own health and wellness so that you can effortlessly give from a place of abundance.
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How much sleep do you allow yourself to have?
How much exercise do you allow yourself to have?
How many healthy meals do you allow yourself to eat mindfully at an actual table and not over a sink or in a car?
How much joy do you allow yourself to have?
How much fun do you allow yourself to have?
How much play do you allow yourself to have?
How much self-compassion do you allow yourself to have?
Do you take from your own well-being to give to others? For most of us, especially for the busy moms out there, the answer is a major YES.
Instead of pushing aside your self-care needs, thinking you’ll get to them later, start to embrace them more often. Give yourself permission to live well, too.
Practice It: Give Back to Yourself
Find an abundance of self-care inspiration in my book 108 Yoga and Self-Care Practices for Busy Mamas (MSI Press). When you give back to yourself, you can give so much more to those who need you most.