I am a No Nonsense Woman.
I have scurried them to hundreds of visits with doctors, therapists, and specialists, all in an effort to allow them to enjoy a happy and healthy life.
I am like a Health Care Machine.
Unfortunately, however, I have not applied this same heightened level of health care mania to myself.
When it comes to me, I am a No Momsense Woman.
I put myself and my needs on a shelf, so I can better care for my children.
I have realized, lately, that this principle is not a sound one, since I am the soul caregiver of my boys. If something happens to me....who will be there to care for them?
The answer is frightening, and suddenly I realize that I need to do a much better job of caring for myself. I need to apply the same level of health care machine mania to myself.
I need to make a valiant and heroic effort to care for my own physical, emotional and spiritual health.
So, for the past few weeks, I have begun to make some personal changes:
I am exercising.
I am trying to find some quiet time to myself every day, doing things like meditating, listening to music, and reading.
I am following up with all necessary doctor and dental appointments.
I am trying NOT to make drastic changes, but rather incorporate healthier habits into my busy lifestyle. As much as I want to believe there is no time during my hectic schedule for myself, there truly is, all it takes is a shifting of priorities....which has never been one of my strong points.
I must say, at first this new caring for myself attitude felt uncomfortable, but I am beginning to see some benefits already. I feel healthier and relaxed. I feel like for the first time I have empowered myself and unlocked a door I had closed for a very long time.
I am committed to caring for myself, so that God willing, I will be able to happily care for my children for a very long time.