Saturday, October 19, 2013
These kids are my life- and I want to live that life so they will always know it, and never question where my priorities were. When they look back in life, I want my children to say, "I knew not everything, but that my Mom loved me most"! I am not perfect, I'm really far from it, but I HAVE to keep trying to be the best Mom I can be! THIS brings me so much happiness and fulfillment!
So this week I've taken a big step back on the ME, part of my life. My life seemed to focus more on me- "what exercise was I going to do today, what food was I going to eat, WHEN was I going eat, when would I go to bed, when would I have a nap, when would I get to rest....I....I....me....me....", it was getting old, and something I felt deep down in my heart it needed to stop.
I need to take care of myself, I totally agree that you first need to put on your oxygen mask, but once that mask is on, you need to focus on your kids!
So this week, I tried something new- I put my "mask" on first thing in the morning, this mask is all the things that are important for me to feel personally fulfilled and doing "my best". Once I get that on (done for the day), I can focus on my kids. YES, some days I have to wake up at 4am to make sure I get my "mask" on, but man do I feel better once it's done.
So here is to family, play, and making each day count!