Today I give you permission to take care of yourself. You may think that it is weird that I am giving you permission to do something, but I am because sometimes we need it.
How often do you not do something for yourself because you feel guilty? Or because someone else needs something? Is it because you feel that something else should be done first,
like cleaning the kitchen for example? How about this one: do you feel like a bad mom if you are not paying attention to your little one while you take care of yourself?
How many of you said yes to these questions? I did, this morning in fact. I signed up for 30 days of yoga with Yoga With Adriene and today I told myself that I would try my best to complete day 1. I set myself up with my yoga mat, tablet, water, and pillow, and set my son up next to me with a movie and snacks and wouldn't you know it, all those guilty thoughts flooded my brain within the first five minutes. We were working on breathing and centering ourselves and all I could think about was that I was an awful mother and housewife because I am letting my son rot his brain with screen time and I have a dirty kitchen.
It is so easy to sabotoge yourself and make yourself feel bad when in all actuality you shouldn't. I kept telling myself that I am taking care of me and that nothing bad will happen if I do one yoga video. And you know what happened? Nothing bad. My son was fine, my house was the same as I left it, and I felt great. My body felt good, my mind was happy and at peace, and I was so proud of myself. I did the whole thing and it was awesome! That mean girl in my head telling me all those bad things can just take a hike.
So, I give you permission to do something today to take care of yourself. It doesn't have to be a big thing, it could just be a hot shower, but do something for you that is good for you and makes you feel better!
I can't wait to hear what you did to take care of yourself today! Let me know so we can celebrate together!
Talk to you soon!
Hi there! Welcome to Grace In A Glass. My name is Danielle and I am so happy that you are visiting this site today. We all have something in life that we are working to overcome. I began blogging about my struggle with overcoming Esophageal Dysmotility and Crohn's Disease with the hope of reaching others with words of encouragement and hope. Thank you for letting me share my stories with you, and hope you have the most wonderful day!