Life is hard sometimes. I think most humans would agree with that. We all have limitations and life likes to test those.
As an Autism parent, life and sometimes feel impossible.
Between the therapies, appointments, meltdowns, sleep deprivation and countless other things, it’s easy to become so overwhelmed that quiting can begin to make sense.
It’s so hard to find the time, energy, desire or motivation to care for one’s self when you’re already so busy taking care of everyone else.
I’m making a serious effort to take better care of myself and walking everyday is one of the ways in which I’m doing that.
The last thing in the world I felt like doing this morning was walking. The kids were gone and I could sleep in but I know if I start making excuses or begin to justify not going walking, it will become easier and easier to not do it.
I forced myself to go because not only am I committed to doing better in regards to self-care, but my kids are counting on me to be around as long as I can. Taking care of myself greatly increases the odds of me being there for them in the longterm.
I wasn’t happy about dragging myself out the door but I felt amazing when I was done. ☺
I still have a few days left to go this month and I’m already over 40 miles for the month.. ☺