Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. - Eleanor Brownn
I know from experience how important getting “me time” is for my emotional health and ability to be productive. Whenever I fall behind with my self-care I quickly end up feeling empty and unable to meet the demands on my time, leaving me stressed and ratty with my nearest and dearest. I used to think I just needed to work harder or give more, this only ended up in me getting sick. Yup, self-care is essential.
In the next few weeks life is about to change with the arrival of our little person and I can’t really comprehend right now how it’s all going to pan out. What I do know is that grabbing a bit of me time and getting what I need, be it sleep, 5 mins time out, a walk, a chat, a bath, a massage etc is going to make the world of difference in my ability to cope with the demands of being a new mum.
In a follow up to day 10’s post, the one thing that I will do each day to get more me time is to stop trying to do it all and ask for help.
As an aside, when looking for inspiration for this post I came across this great blog post “10 self care tips for new mums”, check it out here.