Love Yourself…Again

Loving myself at the beach

Loving myself at the beach

We wrote about this a couple weeks ago, but it’s so important, it begs being repeated!

I know how much I love my children by, among other things, how well I take care of them: bathing, packing their lunches, doing their laundry and driving them all over town. I always go the extra mile to make sure all their needs are being met.  But do I know how well I love me?  What is my evidence?

One of the benefits of getting better at taking my Mommy Time-Outs is that I have come to terms with the fact that I need to love myself as much as I love my children.  Just as they are taken care of, I must take care of myself, and I have been.  In addition to having regular Mommy Time-Outs, I have begun to eat better, exercise more and be positive all day.  When the day starts going south, I don’t allow it to go there.  I start to think about all the things I do have and start a gratitude list in my head.  Healthy children, my health, the possessions I own and the people I truly love and who love me in return.

And it is because of my Time-Outs that I am able to do these things!

I have come to realize that the best way to take care of myself is in the simplest ways, like taking a long shower and shaving my legs.  I love that I can put on a nice outfit, smell great and walk with confidence because I have taken the time to love and respect myself.  You know what I’m talking about!

So as we end this month of Love, let’s re-commit to showing love for ourselves by putting ourselves at the top of the list of important things to do by having a regular (weekly?) Time-Out.  Not only will we benefit, but so will our children, our spouses and our friends!

Have you made your Mommy Time-Out Commitment?  Please tell us about it!

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