I’ve said it before, and I’ll keep saying it, because we all need the reminder quite regularly – it all starts with you.
You are the foundation for your family.
So many of us give give give yet we struggle with the idea of being open to receiving.
The energy of creating life calls for a receptive energy. It is a space of surrender, of trust, of pure love. If you have given all you have to give and have nothing left, there is no energy left for creation.
By not taking care of yourself, by refusing to treat yourself as sacred ground in which to plant the seed of life, you send a message that you are not deserving of this care, and that you are not open to receiving more.
The greatest disservice we can do to our family, current and future, is to consider self care to be selfish. It is the opposite. If we do not carve out the time to take care of ourselves, we become overwhelmed, overstressed, resentful, and often we make ourselves physically sick because it is the only way our body can get the message across that we need to slow down.
In The Gift of the Sea, Anne Morrow Lindbergh writes, “For the most part, we, who could choose simplicity, choose complication.”
Let’s choose simplicity with self-care.
- Self-care is about carving out space just for you.
- Self-care can be as simple as slow, deep breathing.
- Self-care can take moments or hours; it is timeless.
- Self-care has no right or wrong.
- Self-care is an act of self-empowerment.
I encourage you to think about who you want to be as you prepare to step into the role of mama.
Do you want to be the woman who constantly feels like you’re falling apart, like you have to add one more thing to your list constantly but that you’re always at the bottom of it, and you’re growing resentful?
Or do you want to be the woman who has the energy to be fully present and joy-filled with your family, knowing can find gratitude within the small moments, and who can model the importance of caring for yourself for your children?
The choice is yours.
Peace, Love, and Wellness,