We put everyone and everything else first, at the expense of our health and spirit. Society has programmed us that way. Stop listening to the lies. You are enough already. MORE than enough.
You do not have to earn your way or work to deserve love (I learned this way too late in life) and there is nothing to prove.
You are amazing and capable and wonderful just the way you are.
Your job will be there (asking more and more).
Your house will be dirty anyway. Ask for help. Have a family meeting.
State your purpose and reason for taking some self time.
And KNOW that you don’t have to do it all.
At work, do a quality job, but don’t sacrifice your health and family and creative outlets to try and satisfy unrealistic demands and standards.
Respect yourself and others will too.
Darlin’, GO for that walk, to art class, out with friends, to yoga.
Take a long bath.
Paint, draw, color, shape, mold, sew, dig–whatever fills your creative spirit.
Say “no” more.
Give yourself space to breathe.