What have you done for yourself lately?
You’re a mom, you’re a grandmother, you are a vital employee, you were a wife, you are a giver. We enjoy giving of ourselves, it’s who we are, it helps keep us grounded.
Sometimes though, we need to take time for ourselves. We need to replenish our well-of-giving. The best way to do that is to take time out for us. You may have become so accustomed to caring for others you’ve forgotten how to take care of yourself.
In the past, your husband may have aided your replenishment process. He washed the dishes for you or suggested you go shopping while he watched the kids. There are a hundred or more ways you can list that your husband used to allow you time for you.
Now, though, it’s up to you. You have to take time for you.
You may have forgotten how to take time. What will you do? Where will you find this time? How will taking time for you help you? Over the next week I’ll be answering these questions and giving you options for treating yourself.
For today, why not grab a book you’ve been meaning to read and start it. Maybe watch a movie on your DVD, or immerse yourself in your hobby, whatever it is, for an hour or two.
Take time for you.
Your husband is gone, but you are still important to many people. Taking time for you, getting to know yourself again will allow you to be there for those you love.
In a way you’re still giving. By taking care of yourself and taking time for you, you are giving to those who love you. It’s easier to embrace life, if you’ve embraced you.
When was the last time you did something just for you?
What was the last thing you did, just because you wanted to?
How does doing something for yourself make you feel?