You can't give what you don’t have
“You cannot pour from an empty cup” We have all heard this before.
But what does it mean??
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 Brown.
But as a mother it seemed, selfish to do that.
Even when I tried, I was full of guilt.
I was doing everything, yet I felt empty and unsatisfied.
Then I read somewhere, you are a better parent when you are committed to taking care of yourself.
I decided, I needed to be a better parent, and all fell in place.
To try and help all the loving mothers, I have made a small list of, how to start to love yourselves and keep the cup full.
*Start with writing a list, of the things you would like to do. (example: walking, reading, meditation, etc)
*Start small,10 min is enough. (schedule it in the day,10 min is not hard)
*Make a small change to your diet (start by adding 2 extra glasses of water)
*Feel good about what you have achieved in the day and have gratitude towards it.
*Take 3 deep breaths in the open air.
*Ask for help –big or small but reach out.
*Plan, prepare and execute. Don’t just think about it ..do it.
One thing I’ve learned about self-care is, it’s for yourself, you are allowed to do it the way you like it.
Just be true to yourself.
With just a little bit of self-care, you will feel more connected to yourself and the world around you.