I matter (a lot actually) – this is my greatest takeaway from 2018.
Looking back in the year that recently concluded, I realized I have been giving more of myself to other people. These are the most special persons in my life- my family especially my kids. I made them the center of my world that I forgot to take care of myself.
I thought I was okay with my doting wife and protective mother roles. I was doing great at it but mentally and physically I lack strength. As such, I made a vow to prioritize self-care above anything else and I won’t apologise in deciding so.
Because if I will not be gentle to myself, I cannot take care of anyone else. If I lack the strength and wisdom to fulfill my needs, I cannot share my “super powers” for my kids and of course, the empathy that they deserve.
This year, I will not be guilty in pampering myself with trips to salon and spa. An hour or two in the local coffee shop with my friends will not rush me to go home when my kids look for me.
I promise to love myself more so that I can love my family more. This time I’ll be a better version of myself-someone who will find time to do the things that nourish her soul.
I will take care of my mind and body. I need to be mentally and physically strong. I can only imagine the house cleaning and patience that I have to give when my kids mess up and throw tantrums.
Well, I think I’m ready. I am open to new adventures and challenges that await me. 2019, bring it on!