Self care is such an important factor in our lives. And as parents we often put it on the back burner feeling that it is selfish to care for ourselves when there are things we could be doing for our family. This is especially true of women in general. Society has conditioned us to think of others before ourselves. But that is a whole other conversation and a feminist pinterest hole I often get lost down in the darkest hours of the night.
Aaand back to my original point – self care is important and it is not selfish. In fact, if we care for ourselves properly we are in better shape to look after others. Nobody ever says “Why are you changing the oil in your car? Its purpose is to just be taking you where you need to go.” We all know that without fuel and maintenance the car is going to be less fuel effective over time and eventually break down. People aren’t cars (even though I’m pretty sure I could add a plethora of automotive based innuendos right here) but the point still stands. All people, adults and children alike need to be looked after properly to function at their fullest capacity.