Cliche quote, but this is a brutal lesson I learned the hard way this past week 😓 There is just not enough time in the day to get it all done. I don’t know what I’m doing (and sometimes I wonder how the hell you all do) but I’m pretty sure we’re all just keeping our heads above the water. Mamas READ. #Repost @birthwithoutfear
🦄READ THIS🦄 Self care isn't selfish, it's necessary. Especially as #mothers
. We can not be our best selves, or even our OK selves, if we are giving away all of ourselves without replenishing. Our mental and physical health suffer. We suffer. Our family suffers. Our work/business suffers. All because you aren't taking care of you. NOT taking care of yourself IS selfish, not the other way around.
❤️I get it. Surivival mode, mom guilt, finances, stress, no support, and things beyond your control all stand in your way. I've been there. It sucks.
☕So, self care right now may mean crying for five minutes ALONE so you can keep going. It may mean putting your kids in the car, strapping them safely in car seats and going for a drive with homemade coffee because you can't afford #Starbucks
(and honestly your homemade stuff is better). It may mean sacrificing sleep to watch a show alone to feel like a human again OR sacrificing watching your favorite show for sleep to feel human again. And sleep...always choose sleep if possible.
❤️Self care requires work, a lot of figuring things out, adjusting, and LOTS of grace. It may take setting boundaries and facing fears. Many times it's just hard and ugly.
Do. It. Anyways. You're worth it.
🖤Ugly Self Care is the kind of #selfcare
you do even if you don't want to, don't feel you can, or it is something that isn't pretty or IG pic worthy. Do it anyways. For YOU, no one else.
⭐But I'll still give you a gold star babe because I see you and every little choice you make for you or towards change makes you beautiful and badass in my book. NOW, WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR YOU?! @januaryharshe
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