I hope this Sunday evening finds you well and rested. It was a pretty eventful weekend on my end, but I accomplished a lot and I feel at ease with the beginning of my week.
I wanted to take this time to blog about the importance of taking time for yourself. Even if it’s just 5 minutes, or could be a whole day. As a single mom of three with a full time job and my own business, I can’t tell you how frustrating that is to hear sometimes! “J’aimée, you need a day off!”. Ok. Well how is that going to work? Don’t get me wrong, it does happen, but when I think of a day off, I think of a day off with NO interruptions. Well guess what, that doesn’t happen very often for me. I hope it does for you, however.
A lot of the time when I do have time to just sit and be still, I feel guilty. Guilty that I am taking time for me. Any other parents feel that way too? We can’t really help it.
The point I want to make here is, you can not pour from an empty cup. I’m sure you’ve heard that quote before, or a similar one. You can’t take care of your priorities, if you’re not the first one. It’s not selfish, it’s logic. Try it. Take 30 min of your day for 21 days (how many days it takes to make or break a habit), morning, noon, or night. NO interruptions. NO cell phone. NO emails. NOTHING. Just you. In your favorite spot, being still. Let me know how it works.