We realize that this is the only blog entry for this week because we have been practicing self care. :) It’s the topic of the week.

When we hold others responsible for doing what we want them to do, which is our way of taking care of ourselves, we will constantly be disappointed and unfulfilled. When it comes to self-care, it’s your job.  No one is going to be able to take care of you the way that you can because you know better than anyone what your needs are.

If you are not taking care of yourself, you will slowly be depleted of energy.  Many of us spend so much of our time thinking about how to take care of other people, situations, things, or business, that have nothing or maybe a little something to do with us. By doing these energy zapping, unfulfilling thoughts and tasks, we end up neglecting all or parts of what we need to do for ourselves. 

Most women I meet do not struggle with getting things done. They struggle with having so many things on their plate and an expectation on themselves and by others to get it done, that they lose themselves.  What does it mean to lose ourselves?

We have lost ourselves if we have no motivation to do the things we truly want to do or we don't even know what those things are. What were your goals as a child?  Not what you were told that you would be good at, but what did you love to do on your own for fun when you were little? Did you love to spend time with animals? Did you dance around the house for endless hours? Did you stand in front of your family and sing your heart out?

I encourage you to do what you loved to do as a child for the weekend. Maybe just once. Get some of yourself back this weekend. Even if it feels difficult or a struggle. You will not regret it! :)

See you next week and have a great weekend!