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Thursday, March 21, 2013

I have a few people in my life trying to help me in learning how to take care of myself. I am extremely greatful to them for it, but I'm having a very difficult time with this task. I'm kind of what you'd call a cares person, or one who takes care of everybody first and I'm last on the list always. How do I fit in "me time" when I'm expected to do so much in a day? I'm exhausted by the end of it and too tired to do anything for me. My friend all she ever does is run to the chiropractor, gets a massage, her hair done, the only difference is she's not married with children. (No pun intended) I know I need to set time aside for me but besided bedtime, there's no room in my schedule and when I do life seems to turn upside down when its over with. So what do I do? Springs coming or so they say anyway, and I like to go for walks, well ill try anyway. I used to walk 3 miles every weekend to visit friends when I was in college. Now I'm lucky if I can get to my inlaws rd and back again. I know 3 miles isn't a lot to many of you but it was to me at the time. Id also love to write kids stories as well, that started in me in college too, took classes but never got anything published. Again something for me that never got accomplished. So what's a person to do? Suggestions welcome.

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MZZCHIEF 3/24/2013 12:33PM

One way of learning how to "give yourself permission" to do the things you need to do for your self, is to think what would happen if you were suddenly... just gone.

Would the world stop or would others that depend on you now, find other people to rely on... or mabbe even start to do things for themselves?

You're not going anywhere, but you can take off some time for your self if only for a couple of minutes, which as you learn how to do this, and become more comfortable with it, you can extend to an hour or so...

Plenty of time to take a 3 mile walk!
: )

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MCFITZ2 3/21/2013 11:29PM

    When you were learning to talk, I bet you could say no to every thing. Bring that word back into your vocabulary. If you weren't there people would find a way of getting things done. Be strong y emoticon ou have to be on your A LIST of things to do.

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PENNYSAVER2 3/21/2013 5:37PM

    If you don't CHOOSE to take time out for yourself, then you will become burnt out.
When you take care of you, you will be able to serve your family in a better frame of mind. Go on a walk for YOU. Set aside 15-30 minutes a day to just write.

You have to first decide that YOU are WORTH it. emoticon

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SLOWANDSTEADY06 3/21/2013 3:36PM

    Only you can make time for yourself. Make it a priority! I totally get taking care of others and I'm sure that they appreciate all that you do, but you have to take care of yourself first in order to take care of others.


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