I wanted to speak on a topic that I have been struggling with lately, and that is quickly reaching my goals, while still maintaining good health. Let me clarify, having goals and achieving those goals are great, however, overdoing it to the point that it affects your overall health is a problem that should be addressed. In order for us to be an acceptable human being, society expects us (especially women) to exercise on a daily basis, be social, be with our kids 24/7, work and perform harder, drink enough water, and sleep 8 hours ,all while our bodies are crying out for attention and care. I am done with living up to unreachable standards that were created by invisible perfect people. I don’t want to be perfect and I no longer strive for it. Now, if I was talking to myself 6 years ago I would scoff at the thought of NOT being perfect, thankful for growth. Attempting to live a perfect lifestyle is too hard and exhausting and I don’t care for it anymore. If my body needs more rest, I will listen and take a day and not exercise. If I have been working on a project that has made me mentally weak, but had a prior engagement to attend to, I will listen to my body and not attend. If I am having an emotional battle one day I will listen to my body incorporate some alone time. I am not saying neglect your goals but temporarily put them on hold until your body receives the care that it needs. Listen and trust your body. This is your body, and if you don’t listen and care for it then no one else will. Mamas, you have the final decision when it comes to YOUR body. Choose wisely. Self-care is listening to your body to give the attention and care that it deserves in order to have the stamina and energy to continue to reach your goals!
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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