There maybe times when work, school, family, friends or just life in general tries to pull you in every direction and force you to compromise who you are or what you believe in to conform to their standards. Let me tell you something, don’t fold. Who you are matters. It’s important to always practice self-care in every situation. Whether it’s a job demanding more of your time or if your loved ones want you to commit to extracurricular activities, you have to make the decision to choose you every time. By that, I mean if it exhausts you and prevents you from properly caring for yourself, choose you. If you don’t agree with something and you feel pressured into doing something you simply don’t want to do, choose you. At the end of the day, it will always be you, so you might as well take care of yourself, wholeheartedly. Now I don’t mean, don’t give yourself at all to anything but what I am saying is always consider how it will affect you mentally, emotionally and physically. If those areas are being drained it’s not worth your time or energy. If you don’t take care of yourself, who will? Your job isn’t, your employer will only consider their business needs. You can’t do for anyone if you don’t do for yourself and that begins with heavily choosing yourself instead putting everyone else’s needs in front of your own. As mothers, we automatically just care for our children’s needs first and put our needs on the back burner. I get it. However, we have the power to change those unhealthy stereotypical mom patterns into good ones. That starts, by choosing yourself, every time. Mamas, I highly encourage you to choose you even if you don’t feel like you should, you deserve to be the best version of yourself. Choose You!
Published by The Restless Boss Mom
Hi! My name is Naomi.I best describe myself as quirky and awkward with a good sense of humor sprinkled in. I am a self-proclaimed freelance writer. When I am not writing, I am reading, observing, learning and being a boss mom to two amazing little girls. Self-care is my motto and I enjoy discussing it on a regular basis. Follow me for mom moments, self-care tips and tricks or just to take a brief break from reality. View more posts