Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I've Been Neglectful of Someone

It's me. It's true. I've really been neglecting myself.

When David and I got serious and especially when they moved in, I really changed my life to accommodate them. Not because anyone asked me to. Simply because it was easier. I went from rarely eating meat and eating super healthy to cooking things I never would have before- and then barely eating at all. I went from getting plenty of beauty rest a night, to way less than I'm used to. Switched from having personal space and freedom to do with exactly as I wished, to 100% putting 5 other people ahead of myself.

Do I have anyone to blame but me? No.

Can anyone change this but me? No.

So, I have made a few decisions.

 First of all, I'm going to get back on track with healthy eating. I'm going to go back to making fresh veggies and things that are packed full of flavor and that I love. I've realized that it's too late in the game to change the majority of the kids on their food preferences. But this doesn't mean I have to short change myself because they turn up their noses at it. I will continue to put dinner on the table that they will enjoy (and is as healthy as I can get them to try), but will also cook those things that I know will make me feel better.

I'm also going to make sure that I lay down and I'm ready for bed by 10 p.m. each night. This doesn't mean I'm watching television or still pinning on Pinterest. This means, showered, Pjs and laying down ready to snooze. I can definitely feel the effects of not getting 8 hours of sleep.

And it's okay to put me first from time to time. I don't always have to be the martyr or Super Mom. Sometimes it's okay to say 'no' or not participate in something in order to make some time for me. Even if it's only 30 minutes of reading. It's imperative I have time to re-charge my batteries, or I'm no good to anyone. Family is my number one priority, but I have to make myself a priority as well.

I've talked about it previously, that I do have a tendency to get depressed and get overwhelmed. A good way to combat this is to make time for some things I enjoy and get the rest I need and to be as healthy as I can be. That way I can be the very best wife and mama I can. And be a good example for the kiddos.

So, I'm going to work on it. Can't say it will all be easy, but the first step is knowing what you need to work on, right?

1 comment:

  1. Great post completely agree !!!

    me time is so important, i felt so guilty this afternoon leaving baby with her dad so i could go to my hair appointment , silly i know but he is not used to watching the kids and i felt bad :( glad i managed to talk myself into going though, i needed just a few hours away from it all !!!!

    Eating healthy definitely will help you feel better too :)

    sending you a big hug !!!

    Claire xox