Why do so many of us mum's feel guilty about taking time for ourselves?
Updated: Jul 29, 2020
Ever feel guilty about taking time for yourself?
You are not alone!
Thousands of mum's out there feel this daily, including me!
I myself have fallen foul of this and it's still something I am working on getting better at.
I still have that guilt of not wanting to spend time apart form them and allowing myself time for me.
Somehow we think that we are neglecting their needs if we do.
From the moment our children are born, their life becomes our life. Our lives are forever intertwined.
We look after them, care for them, nurture them and love them, so that they have the best chance to thrive.
But if these are all really important things to do for someone else, then why do we find it so difficult to do these things for ourselves?
We as grown humans are worthy of these things too surely?
Worthy of looking after ourselves, caring for ourselves, nurturing ourselves, loving ourselves, so that we have the best chance to thrive?
There's a lovely quote which really resonated with me this week:
"Taking care of yourself doesn't mean me first, it means me too." - L R Knost
We all deserve that loving care and attention to help us to thrive and for us to be at our best so that we can then better look after our children.
It is a great thing to teach our children, that it is important to look after ourselves and nurture ourselves and that we are worthy of this. Hopefully, they will then learn to do that for themselves as they get older.
So next time you feel guilty about wanting to take time for yourself, have a pause and say to yourself:
It's ok to want time for myself
It's ok to want to look after myself
It's ok to want to care for myself
It's ok to nurture myself
It's ok to love myself
Come and carve out some regular nurture time at one of my Yoga classes.