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When I became a mom to three kids under the age of four, I quickly learned that there was going to be little time for “me.” I knew if I was going to maintain any semblance of self, I was going to have to work on it.
I had always thought self care meant eating right and working out. And while I certainly think that’s a part of it, today I look at self care as taking time to check in and LISTEN to what my mind, spirit and body needs.
Does it need better food? Does it need to move more often? Or does it need 15 minutes of quiet at the beginning of the day? Does it need coffee with girlfriends? Does it need a book to replace my constant need to scroll? Does it need more quality time with my husband?
At the end of the day, choosing “me” meant choosing to slow down long enough to listen to what I needed, and to then carry through with that. I had to fight hard for it, but the benefits were worth all of it.