As I'm sitting here at work, I know in the back of my mind that as soon as I leave my office I am not "off work". There is dinner to make and dishes to wash. I am grateful my partner will be doing one, and I the other. Not everyone has a 50/50 split of household work, but since we both work it works for us. After dinner is the bedtime routine. Water to be wiped off the bathroom floor. Bare butts running away from pajamas. The struggle of lights out. By the time it's over, my spouse and I will collapse onto our bed. If I have the energy to whip out my phone, maybe I'll play whatever bright colored, treat themed game I am playing this week. Lather, rinse, repeat.
I always find an excuse to skimp on my self care.
I don't have time. I don't have the wiggle room in our monthly budget. The kids need *whatever* more than I need *whatever*.
A dozen decisions to make a day and I catch myself putting myself last. This is how we burn out. This is how we break down. So starting today, I announce my personal self-care challenge and I would love it if you would join me. Every day. Every single day, I challenge you to do something for yourself. Maybe it's getting a treat from your favorite local bakery. Maybe it's buying a new shirt. Maybe it isn't something money can buy. Here is a list I created of 6 self-care actions we can take that are free! Every relationship we have requires some love and attention. This includes our relationship with ourselves. Take a little bit of time to take care of yourself today, mama
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