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If I like Myself I will Take Care of Myself

Monday, April 22, 2013

Taking one step to take care of myself always seems to lead to another. If I am making the investment in myself to eat healthy and to loose this stubborn baby weight, then why not brush my teeth for that extra 30 seconds, why not put some moisturizing sunblock on in the morning, why not brush my hair properly instead of just sticking it in a pony tail without bothering? And the more I take care of myself the more I feel I am worthy of being taken care of.

It's odd, I spend almost all my time making sure that my children and husband are taken care of. I make them eat veggies and I make sure they have clean clothes and all their check ups and teeth cleanings and that my husband has clean ironed shirts, but I never take the same care when it comes to me. Heck, I have a habit of letting my boys use the jeans I am wearing to wipe their hands or faces clean of food and dirt if there is no cloth or tissue handy. Do other mothers do this? I suppose I should treat myself better than a dish rag.

Anyway, just finished my strength training even though I am absolutely exhausted from no sleep last night on top of one hell of hike. And now to finish watching Dr. Strangelove with my lovely husband and then to bed and hopefully some proper sleep!
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    I totally do the jeans as a paper towel thing! Do something nice for yourself. It goes a long way for your confidence and finding yourself again!

    1852 days ago
    Hi I'm a mom of 4-hubby makes 5 Lol. I heard this yrs ago-if u were on an airplane that was losing pressure and the oxygen masks came out--put yours on first, then your kids! Advice warned that well meaning parents helped their kids first but by doing this put themselves in grave danger and actually left their children vulnerable without a caregiver to get them through the emergency.
    This translates to everyday life...they need you. So get your mask on, take a deep breath and then you can get everyone through it.
    1855 days ago
    You're a good mom and a good wife, Margarett :-). You just make an even better version of those two things when you take care of yourself too! Good for you!
    Have a great night!
    1855 days ago
    Ah, it really is amazing how our lives can change when we start taking care of ourselves. And you know what? Your children are watching you're not only taking care of them and yourself, but you're setting an example for them.

    Cheers to change!!!
    1855 days ago
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