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It’s cold, and it’s rainy. I didn’t plan on writing anything. I just want to lay in bed and stare into space. My boys are sleeping so I do have this alone time. But then again, that would mean I’ll be wasting an opportunity to write something for 2018. So yes, this will be my first post for the New Year.
I’m not usually the type to make a “New Year’s resolution.” I don’t make promises. I just do. But this year, I’d have to agree with a friend who opened up about mom self-care. yes, it’s time for me to take care of myself.
I’ve been momming for three years now and I must say I haven’t really taken good care of myself. It’s been all about my boy since he arrived. I’m not much of a high-maintenance person, anyway. I don’t do make-up and I don’t go to regular beauty treatments. I don’t even take care of my face. But I want all that to change. And that would be my resolution for this year – the first in a very long time.
New moms tend to feel this way. We’re so focused on making sure everything in the house is in order. We make the tiny human the center of our universe while at the same time, we make sure that our partners get the attention they need. In the process, we tend to forget ourselves. We give all we’ve got for them that there could be little love for ourselves. In the process, we lose our sanity, we feel stressed out and eventually, we would lose the woman that we should be to our family.
I want to start caring for myself. I am not sure how I should go about that or if I can keep it up for long but at least now, I know it’s what I want to start doing. I want to get outside more. Being a work-at-home mom means I don’t get to see refreshing sights — only the walls of our home (which, by the way, needs major paintwork). I want to start going to a regular salon session. I want to look good so I can feel good. I want to spend time with my friends a little more often. I want to eat healthier food. I want to be more physically active.
Observing mom self-care practice doesn’t make you a selfish person. Loving yourself enough is not a crime. It helps us to live a healthy and happy life so we can also spread the positive feeling towards others.
Happy New Year, everyone!