Put down that pile of laundry, sit down and listen up mamas.

I know you do a lot. You’re raising little humans, some of you tiny newborn humans and some of you tiny humans with medical issues and so on and so forth. You’re keeping your home together physically, financially and it’s hard whether you are doing it single or are lucky enough to have a partner to share the life with. Your kids and your spouse/partner have everything they need. They will be fine and sometimes, they can even manage to fend for themselves. 

What you need to do is take care of yourself. I cannot stress the importance of this. Not taking care of yourself will leave you feeling like an empty shell unable to give your all to the people and things that mean the most to you in your life. It’s not good for your health physically, mentally or emotionally; I know from experience, sadly to say.
It took a break down to realize I needed to slow things down and start focusing on me. I run half of a household, how can I do that when the physical and mental tanks are always running on empty. I couldn’t. 

They say "a happy mom has a happy family", I think it should be "a healthy mom has a happy family". 

Learn to say no! I had a bad habit of trying to fix everything for everyone. Not only does it not help the person learn how to solve their own problems but also puts extra stress on me having to solve everyone else’s problems including my own. Set boundaries and stick to them. You’re not being selfish, you’re taking care of yourself. 

Take moment for yourself doesn’t mean throwing your hands up in the air and not taking care of your responsibilities as a parent or whatever, it means taking it easy and not worrying about the things others can handle themselves. 

Take a moment and do something for yourself. Read a chapter of that book you've been wanting to finish, watch the latest episode of This Is Us, Meditate and take your mind off of the stressors of the day for just a moment, do anything, just make sure it's for YOU.  

You only have one life to live, live it by your rules and take care of you. Everyone will thank you for it in the long run. 💚💜

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