Not too long ago, I wrote an article for DivorcedMoms entitled, "10 Ways to Fall In Love With Yourself", which you can read about here. The article was pretty popular! Why is that?
Is it because single Mom's are looking for love? Is it because Mom's (single or not) are feeling unloved? Is it because Mom's everywhere are finally putting time into themselves?
Each person you talk to will have a different reason. Today's post is all about falling in love with yourself, but I won't list ways to do that here. You can read about that at DivorcedMoms. I will, however, tell you why you should fall in love with yourself.
Think about the people you love in your life. Now think about how they're treated. You would do anything for them, wouldn't you? Think about all you've done for those you love. I would bet your list could start out like this:
- Emotional support
- Financial support
- Get up in the middle of the night
- Cared for when sick
Your list could go on and on! How much better off is everyone in your life because of how well you care for them? You're pretty amazing, you know. This is just the start of the list!
Now, what about you?
Go ahead and make a list of the things you do for yourself. If the only thing on your list is your morning cup of coffee, then I'm assigning homework. Starting today, I want you to do 3 things for yourself every.single.day.
Sound like a lot? I promise you, it's not. Go back to how much better off everyone you care for is because of how well you care for them. Now how much better off will you be if you start taking care of yourself. If you need to give up the guilt, you can read my tips on how to do that, over here.
Unsure what to add to your day? I've gone ahead and pinned a great little list of 23 ways to sneak self-care into your day. (Have you followed me on Pinterest yet?) That should get your creative juices flowing, and, hey, since you're thinking about yourself, count that as one of the things you do for yourself today.