The hardest thing to do is to invest in taking care of yourself. And, by investing I don’t mean just money, but time and effort. As a mother, ever since I gave birth, the majority of my life has been spent in taking care of my children. I remember having to have the babies in the bathroom with me when taking a shower, since my children seemed to need only small catnaps both day and night. Therefore, I was usually passed out on what available surface there was during these teeny tiny little “naps” (notice the quotes). So, as they grew, and got to be teenagers who loved to sleep, I began to sleep a little later. But, I’ve since found out that anything over 5 or 6 hours makes me feel like throwing up, so I’ve gotten used to just getting up when I first wake up (instead of trying to go back to sleep) in order to work out.
That’s the first thing I do on a daily basis for myself. Other than that, it’s mostly an effort. I’ve just recently started getting my hair cut at a salon after going for 5 or 6 years without a haircut. Who needs a haircut when you always wear your hair in a bun? Every time my appointment comes around, I have to force myself to go. The excuses are varied – it’s raining, there is snow, I don’t really have the money… Seriously, it’s not expensive to get your hair cut every two months. I’ve recently bought myself some face masks but using them again is an issue. I seem to be looking for the “right” time to do so.
Eating properly is another issue. I buy lots of fruit every week but seem to think that if I eat an orange, there won’t be enough for someone (the mythical someone) else to enjoy. Of course, there is plenty of fruit at the end of the week, but I still think that I can’t eat much of it.
Taking care of yourself is an important part of your health and your well-being. What do you do on a daily/weekly basis to take care of yourself? Do you find it difficult to make time for you? Let me know in the comments below.