Life is busy. If you’re a mom, life is busier. There is ALWAYS something else to do, and it seems that we are constantly meeting someone’s needs, but how are we doing with meeting our own needs?
On an airplane the stewardess tells you to place the oxygen mask on your own face first, then on your child’s. Why? If you pass out you can’t help your child or yourself.
So how can you put the oxygen mask on your everyday life? Put yourself first. It may sound selfish, but you must schedule time for yourself or you cannot take care of everyone else.
I am definitely a morning person. My preferred “me” time is early before anyone gets up. I enjoy walking or reading, and I definitely notice when I don’t get my time alone.
I also go on regular dates with my husband to maintain our relationship apart from the children. We love our children very much and talk about them a lot, but on a date we try to talk about anything BUT the children!
What are the activities that you enjoy? Are you making time for them? Do you enjoy painting, going to concerts, scrapbooking, gardening, bubble baths? Do you have a special place that you like to visit?
There will always be something else to do, but we need to make ourselves a priority or eventually we will run out of oxygen. Make sure that you are putting that mask on yourself first!
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