Take care of you.
Ya ya, you might be thinking... the old "self-care" talk. But don't go yet. Think about it. You put tons of energy into taking care of others and various tasks. You take care of your kids, and perhaps a spouse or partner. You think about what the family will eat, doctor and dentist appointments, school stuff, the kids' sports, activities and appointments, maybe you help care for your parents, maybe you care for a pet, you have a home to run and all that goes with it as well as work or volunteering outside the home. You are taking care of a ton, and you are doing good work.
And just like we know we can't keep driving our car without ever stopping for gas, we do know that we as humans, can't keep going and going without taking care of ourselves... but we tend to push this one to the limit. Why? Because there is so much to do! Or it feels selfish to take care of ourselves. Or we don't really know what would "fill our cup". Or we don't have the support we need to be able to take our foot off the gas pedal and take care of ourself.
So what do you need to do to take care of yourself this year? Most parents will benefit for making a plan for self-care, it's just too easy to skip it without a plan.
To help you with your self-care I have a downloadable recorded webinar for you. It's only $9 and you are worth it! Here's a link:
My book Parenting Marathon: The 10-Step Guide to Navigate Parenting Challenges is a quick read and designed for busy parents who want to build their resilience, strength and confidence. Self-care is a key step and there are links to free resources shared in the book. You can find the book on Amazon or get a signed copy from me at this link.
Make 2024 your best year. Take care of you. You're worth it.