I spent many years of my life giving and giving. At the end of the day, there was nothing left for me. I am a helper. That is what I do. I like to help people but forgot that the most important person I needed to help, was myself. This is often the case for women. We are caregivers by nature and can’t expect to help others if we don’t “recharge our batteries.”
Over time, when we keep giving of our time and talents, we will eventually burn out. That is what happened to me. I was tired, kept getting sick and started to get depressed. We need to learn what we like to do to build back up our energy. I like to exercise and make sure I get enough sleep. I have a friend who loves art so she takes a class once a week. My mom loves to garden and so she does that. At 85 years young she has 3 acres of manicured gardens and shows no signs of slowing down. I’m tired just trying to keep up with her! She is an inspiration.
Don’t look at this as being selfish. You deserve to take time for yourself. When my children were young, and I was home alone with them, which was most of the time, I had to find some stolen moments to care for myself. It might have been reading a book outside under a tree or listening to some music. I did not have a big budget to work from at that time. I also gave my children more responsibilities around the house. It taught them valuable skills and took some of the burden off of me. Figure out what you need to do to recharge yourself. You deserve it!
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