This week I would like to encourage you to examine your priorities. As wife and mom, where do YOUR physical and emotional needs rank?
As wives and mothers, we are programmed to place everyone else’s needs in front of ours. We silently work, in the background, to ensure everyone else has clean clothes, delicious meals, and matching shoes. We are the glue that holds our homes together. There is nothing wrong with taking care of your family, but how long has it been since you took care of yourself? So many mother’s gripe about how emotionally awful they feel. I always ask, when is the last time you took care of yourself? When is the last time you exercised? When is the last time you did something that only benefited you?
I used to have a perfectly clean home. I cooked a super awesome meal every night; all the clothes were clean; the dishes were washed. I was miserable. I was so busy taking care of everyone else I was neglecting myself. I decided to start running because it was a quick, easy, and cheap new hobby. Running changed my whole outlook on life. I because positive, energetic, and a lot more confident. After devoting a little time to myself, I was able to provide for my family without resenting them in the process.
I understand that running is not for everyone, but exercise is. Do something for 30 minutes today. Walking, riding, dancing, jumping rope, skipping down the sidewalk. Anything.