Parents, or mothers especially, are often so overly concerned about their children that they fail to take care of themselves. Taking care of you is just as important as taking care of your kids. If you don’t care for yourself, you will not be able to do your best job at taking care of your children.Taking care of yourself simply means looking out for your own health and sanity. Time away from your kids is not a bad thing, but it can actually be a good thing. Going to a health club to work out or to an exercise class is an example of something good that you can do for yourself.
One major thing I fail to do is to eat properly. There are so many days that I make lunch for my children and I am too busy to sit down and eat with them. While they are scarfing down their meals, I am busy picking up around the house. If I spent five minutes eating with them would it really prevent me from accomplishing everything I need to do for the day? Probably not, but I still feel like it will.
Eating properly is important and exercise is also important. If you have to, bring your kids along with you on a walk or bike ride. You will not only be getting the important exercise that you need, but you will also be able to spend some quality time with them. Make the most of your time and your days, but never forget to take care of yourself.