I woke up this morning with myself on my mind. SELF CARE IS NOT OPTIONAL. IT’S NOT SELFISH. IT’S NECESSARY. NO APOLOGIES NEEDED.
This is a lesson I’ve been coming around to learning the last few years. It’s ESSENTIAL. Why do I find myself feeling guilty or apologetic when needing to take care of ME MYSELF AND I first and foremost?
I know a lot of us out there that feel this way and struggle from day to day to remember. Hence, me thinking about this and posting on social media.
I woke up this morning and started to feel those cringes of guilt…I should have met with, visited, done this event….something else. You see, somehow, HWMMS and I found ourselves with an atypical, unplanned completely selfish day of NO alarm clocks, NO responsibilities, NO meetings, NO events, NO work that absolutely had to be done.
The only thing on our agenda — Game of Thrones at 9pm.
Yep. It was GLORIOUS. And let me tell you, we surely did not have a day “off” by any means. The amount of yard, garden, house projects accomplished made me hurt by bedtime.
Life is good. Life is busy. And I’m content and happy. It feels wonderfully strange to think of a whole day by myself being a ridiculous splurge that I should feel guilty about. Where does this inner dialogue come from—no WAIT I don’t care where it comes from HOW DO I TURN IT OFF!
Ah, by remembering the above “SELF CARE IS NOT OPTIONAL. IT’S NOT SELFISH. IT’S NECESSARY. NO APOLOGIES NEEDED.”
Lather, rinse, repeat.
Now—here’s where it gets really interesting. I woke up with this thought on my mind. I posted quickly about it knowing I would come here to blog later. And then let it go. Did some work. Checked my email and LO! My DAILY OM message of the day?
I CAN’T MAKE THIS UP FRIENDS…
Looks like I have a bit of