Good news. Marcy was better. She was feeling better emotionally, less triggered by simple stressors, and parenting better. Marcy didn’t think it was anywhere near easy, but it was better.
It had started for her about six months ago, when she realized her children were on edge around her, when she realized she didn’t want to be around her children and when she didn’t like much else either. Was she a “crabby woman?” Ouch. It hurt her to think that. Were some people just mean? And she was one of them? Marcy said no. She couldn’t make anyone believe her these days but she knew she was designed for something better than that.
When this happened, Marcy hit self-care boot camp. She cut her time with her kids, husband, any extras. She didn’t cut them out, but she did cut back. With that time, she went back to the starting point – herself. She gave less to them, and more to herself so she could give bigger and better to them whom she loved, not excluding herself.
Good news. Marcy is better.
Self-Care Tip – Give more to yourself.
Question: What has your self-care taken from those you love? What has it done with what you still give to those you love? Please tell me your story.
- Pay a dollar (friendtoyourself.com)
- The Gift in Wanting – Water, is Taught by Thirst (friendtoyourself.com)
- Oh to be an Ape! (communicatingacrossboundariesblog.com)
- Give Yourself to Love, Light and Laughter (livingselfcare.wordpress.com)