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All of my life, I've put others before me. I can't help it, caring comes naturally. I love helping others, and when I can't, it bothers me. Well, my daughter brought it to my attention that I was helping everyone but myself, and that she thought I was being selfish for not doing things for myself. Selfish? Me? Well I promised her that I would make time for ME, and I'm glad I did. I'm starting to do some of the things I love, and it feels good. I still help others, but I'm making time for me too.
It took me a long time to get over the guilt of being away from my kids to go exercise. I felt selfish but there's no reason too. A healthier, happier you makes you an even better mom. My kids now know what exercise is and I'd like to think I'm a good role model for them.
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