When was the last time you gave yourself a pat on the back? As I was reflecting on how busy life has gotten as of late, I'm reminded that sometimes we need to pause and say, "Good job!" to ourselves.
The first rule of self-care is recognizing that you need it - not necessarily that you've earned it. I'm sure your jaw has hit the ground so allow me to explain...
When did it become a "privilege" to take care of ourselves? To put our own needs before others? Mothers, wives, fathers, brothers - take care of the needs of the family FIRST but rarely stop for themselves. There is an old saying that goes, "When the plane is going down, stop and put on your oxygen mask before you help someone else with theirs."
As grim as it sounds, it makes sense. You can't help others if you aren't helping yourself first. So, while you are out there pushing yourself, beating yourself up for not keeping the house, let's take a moment to say how awesome we are. Life is so tough sometimes but so are you. You got this!