As parents we often have a hard time prioritizing our own needs. We know that taking care of ourselves gives us more energy to “do” for others. But doing things for ourselves is typically at the bottom of the list.
The first step to change is awareness. What is it that you could do for yourself? What do you want? What feeds you? Makes your heart sing?
Take a minute – today – and write down 10 things that you love to do. Things that make you feel more alive, fulfilled, happy, relaxed. Don’t worry about cost or time, just start with the list. If you don’t know anymore, think about what you can remember liking in your past. Doesn’t it feel good, just to write them down? To bring them into view? Just taking about getting a massage makes me relax (at least a little).
The next step is commitment. Take one thing on this list, and come up with a plan for how to make it happen this week. I know you can do it!