Monday, July 12, 2010
I just read a blog that gave me a good tip on portion control simple using snack bags.
Why I am writing a blog now? Well because I am stunned that I never thought to use this strategy (the blog tip) for myself?
I thought about it and realize that I do this for my children all the time for their school snacks. Why I have not thought to do the same for myself ? Well after thinking some more I realize it makes total sense that I never applied it to myself because I hardly ever think of myself least of all first! And not just the snack bag tip. Anything...my friends and family always come to me for advice and to let off steam. They know I don't judge them and when I am able I will give decent advice, if I not sure what to say I just listen. I might just add "let go...let GOD!
Oh, wait, I do think of myself first at times like when a sacrifice has to be made! Yep, my first thought would be Anne(me). I am no martyr or saint. I just simple don't think of me first unless it is a favor for someone, a volunteer job or sacrifice.
I put off the pedicures, haircuts, lunches with my friends to do a favor for a friend or some other chore that could have waited. Well no use complaining I won't stop doing this I enjoy helping others. I just don't understand why I am unable to give myself advice, put myself first sometimes, say no when I already have plans and occasionally put myself ahead of someone else! I want to I really want to think of me once in awhile especially when I need it to help myself reach my goals (like living a healthier lifestyle, spending time with my family, applying the advice I give to others to myself). I already feel better using the words me, myself and I feel good. I feel I just let off some steam. And had an epiphany! I will start thinking of me more often! (hopefully!)