What are you doing for you?
- In the lead up to your birth?
- After your birth?
- During the sometimes seemingly never-ending journey of parenthood?
As mothers, as parents, we often put ourselves last.
During pregnancy the health of our growing baby and the physical health of our body that is growing our baby are often seen as most important, and our mental and emotional health can be ignored and even pushed aside and forgotten as not important.
During and even after birth it’s often the same – our baby and our physical health are seen as the most important things, our emotional and mental health often gets ignored, usually until we reach breaking point when it can no longer be ignored.
What can we do for US to make it easier on OURSELVES?
Something that we enjoy, something that makes us happy, even if it’s only for 5 minutes every day.
So what makes you happy? What brings you joy?
What can you do FOR yourself today, tomorrow, next week, next month and even next year?
If this is new to you then choose to take 5 minutes out of your day right now (not literally right at this moment but at some point today), sit the kids in front of the TV for 5 minutes, leave the washing in the washing machine or in the basket for 5 minutes, leave the dishes in the sink for 5 minutes, once the kids are in bed take 5 minutes before you jump into doing your usual post-kids-are-in-bed routine, and do something that makes you feel happy and/or brings you joy.
We can do something FOR US.
And we NEED to do something for us alongside everything else that we do.
So, what are YOU doing FOR YOU?
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