As women we tend to put ourselves last - after our kids, our husband, and our jobs. Why do we do this? It took me a long time to realize that it's impossible to pour from an empty cup. I was always trying to pour from a cup that was essentially empty after I gave away what was in it to everyone else. I thought this was what was expected of me - taking care of everyone else before myself was my job as a wife and mother - in fact doing this made me a good wife and mother. How wrong I was. I have recently learned the art of self-care. I put myself first! I make time for myself every day and I give myself permission every day to let some things go. If I can't conquer the world in one day it will still be there waiting for me tomorrow. Giving to myself first makes me better equipped to handle all the other roles and jobs in my life. I feel stronger, healthier, and happier. I refill my cup so that I can continue to pour from it!
BE YOU. DO YOU. FOR YOU.