One of the first feelings for me that came up when I started to take care of myself was a feeling of shame, feeling of guilt. Who am I to take care of myself first when there is laundry to do, dishes to do, dinners to be made and having this family that I truly wanted to have?
Do you watch any of the Real Housewives reality shows? I’ll admit it, I do tune in on occasion. And the other night I was watching Real Housewives of New York the other day and I cracked up when I heard one of the husbands say; “Happy wife, happy life.” How true!
As Moms we really are so busy, we very rarely take time to listen deeply to how we are truly feeling. Our instinct is to care for and tend to our family and friends, hoping for a few brief moments to take care of our own needs.
Those few brief moments are few and far between as we continually push our own needs aside to see to others needs. You need to make time for yourself; time to quietly listen to what you can hear your inner self telling you that you need.