I know that you get caught up in making sure that everyone else is okay.
You want to make sure your son is healthy and happy, that he is everything he needs and many of the things he wants, and that he knows that he is loved.
You want your family to know that you are there for them through the good times and the bad.
You want your friends to know that even though you are busy with parenting, running a business, and homeschool, you haven’t forgotten about them and want to be able to spend quality time together.
That’s all well and good. We SHOULD want the people who are important to us to KNOW that they are important to us.
However, in your efforts to makes sure everyone else feels special and loved, you tend to let one special someone slip through the cracks.
You forget to love on her. You don’t tell her enough that she is amazing. You fail to keep her uplifted at all times even though she is the one person who has been there for you your entire life and who will, without a doubt, be there for you for the rest of your life.
In fact, she is the person who makes it possible for you to get up every day and do the things that you need to do.
Who am I talking about?
In all of the hustle and bustle of life, you fail to make yourself a priority. You don’t make a conscious effort to shower yourself with the love, attention, and care that you give to others.
But guess what?
You DESERVE it all.
Not just because of that saying that “you can’t pour from an empty cup, either.
I know that is a popular saying when people are trying to remind themselves to engage in self-care. It is based on the whole idea that in order to take care of others, you must first take care of yourself.
However, it’s not the ONLY reason you should focus on self-care and self-love.
You should love and care for yourself because you are amazing.
Because you crave love, attention, and care just as much as any other human.
Because love is protective.
Because love heals.
Because love makes you see the good things in life.
Because loving yourself makes it easier for you to make decisions that are good for you.
Because loving yourself makes it easier to eliminate things that don’t serve you.
Because unconditional love makes you braver and more likely to pursue your dreams.
Because unconditional love gets you through even the tough times.
Because you are happier when you take care of yourself.
Because you are healthier when you take care of yourself.
So take some time every day to bask in your own awesomeness. Remember and embrace all of who you are. Remember that you are lovable and worthy. Love on yourself and take care of yourself.
You deserve it.
A lifelong lover of words, Tiffany Hathorn has wrangled her dreams of being a writer by building a freelance business. She (sometimes surprisingly) juggles life as a single WAHM and home educator. When she is not spending time with her son, hanging out with mommy friends, or laughing and learning with fellow bloggers, she can often be found having a pretty intense affair with Netflix (shhh – don’t tell her books!). One of her driving passions is to help other women (particularly moms) to discover, pursue, and (ultimately) monetize their passions so that they can live a life of abundance. You can follow her adventures (and musings) at Single Mommy Warrior
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