You probably have heard these instructions countless times, but they are the MOST important ones when you are on a plane. Put your air mask on before assisting others. WOW! I need to take care of me first. That seems so selfish, and backwards.
So many of us, myself included, think as a wife and/or mom or any kind of care giver that we are to put others first. But how can we take care of someone else if we are not taken care of.
There have been days that I have put so much on my plate; homeschool mom, work for my mom's family business, wife, stay at home mom, and just plain me. The unfortunate part is the plain me came last. I would put my husband, kids, family, and jobs before taking care of myself. I cannot tell you how many days, weeks, and even years I wasted because I did not take care of myself. I did not take the time to breathe, just breathe.
Take the time my dear friend. Go have coffee with a special person and talk. Just sit outside and enjoy the moment. Read a book in a quiet spot, if possible, for just 10 minutes. You will be surprised what 10 minutes will do for you.