This is a difficult concept for me.
I grew up in a house where my mom (who is my rock) sacrificed for everyone. She is a mother to 4 children who worked 6 days a week. As an adult looking back on things, this had to be difficult. My parents seperated when I was 12 so she was on her own a lot. She made sure we all got to practices, doctor appointments, school activities. While we did not have a lot, we never wanted for anything.
She taught me so much about loving and caring for others. She taught me how to become the best mother and wife I could be. She showed complete selflessness and devotion. What I never saw was how she took care of herself because she was always so busy taking care of others.
As an adult I have had to overcome thinking that if I take time for myself, its ok. Its not selfish. I had to learn that this is such an important aspect of my life. If I am negelecting myself, which often times we do, I can't give my family and business the care they need or deserve because I am running on empty.
I thought with Valentines Day tomorrow, this was the perfect time remind you to take some time to take care of YOU! Don't wait for someone to validate that it's ok. As I read somewhere (probably Pinterest 🤪) "You can't pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourelf first." ❤️
Here are some ideas on what I love to do to unwind and "fill up my cup"!