Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Taking Care of Myself

We all want to be the best mom for our children, to give them everything they need emotionally and physically to be successful in this world. 

The job of a mother is a difficult one as we juggle all the responsibilities of taking care of our family. Being a mom can be emotionally and physically draining, but we must push on for our children. 

I began a journey almost six years ago when I bought my Jeep. It wasn't a planned journey, but evolved into my Jeep Journey of discovering me. Along the way, I realized I was failing as a mother. I forgot to do the one most important thing, and that was to take care of myself. 

A good mother's number one responsibility is to take care of herself first and foremost. It is not being selfish, it is being a good mother. It is so easy to stop taking care of yourself when things become overwhelming however, this is so important especially during those overwhelming times. 

When you stop taking care of yourself your children are impacted. It also impacts your ability to enjoy being a mother. Your children are watching you and learning from you. So you need to set a good example on how to take care of yourself and love yourself.

It's never too late to start being a good mother. Six years ago I started to get back on track to being a good mom. I started taking care of myself and showing my children how to take care of yourself. Even the little things like drinking eight glasses of water a day, exercising, partaking in your hobbies, and finding your passion. 

Now I'm living my life for me while setting an example for my children. I still take care of my family but now that includes myself as well. 

I made a promise to myself to take 30 minutes everyday for just me to do what I want to do, whether it's soaking in the tub or reading a good book. I also started my bucket list which I actively check off as much as I can.

I also have the goal of doing one fun thing for me, at least once a month, like off-roading or dancing or going to a concert. The list is endless. As my children get older, all our interests change, so I work hard at making sure we all are taking care of ourselves and doing the things we love. 

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