This Week, Self-Care
Today was a good day. Had fun playing with the kiddos, enjoyed a bunch of outside time, danced around the house to music; and thanks to a combination of beautiful weather, a little one willing to nap, and of course coffee, I was able to get a bunch of stuff done. Finally getting caught up on laundry, got the lawn mowed, got a repair project done, and a few other things. Between today’s efforts and some solid cleaning and organizational work the last two evenings, I’m finally getting a little ahead on my to-do list. Awesome.
The one major “to-do” that hasn’t gotten done: taking time for me.
Earlier this week that took its toll. The little one had a couple of bad nights of sleep and between lack of rest, other things piling up, and not taking the time to do anything for myself…I hit a wall. Exhausted and crying in bed at 3:30am is no fun. Oof. Navyy gave me a good check on that and reminded me that I needed to both get back on a plan for sleep-training with Squishy and more importantly that I needed to be better to me. It’s advice I often give to others, and am notoriously bad at following myself.
The latter half of the week was easier (on the sleep front and otherwise), and I’m feeling better in general. But I didn’t make the time for that much needed self-care. But, the kids are down this evening, I’ve got the house pretty much to myself, and I’m planning on just doing some things to take care of me.
In any case, if you (like me) haven’t been taking the time for yourself lately consider this a reminder to make you a priority. You deserve it.