There’s zero part of me that wants to do anything positive for myself today. I’m feeling depressed and exhausted but if I give up control to those feelings, it becomes a very slippery slope and I’ll be more inclined to do it again.
Selfcare is absolutely vital, especially when it’s the last thing in the world you want to do. It’s not easy putting yourself first at times but it’s really important that you find a way to do it.
It’s for that reason, as well as a few others, I’m pushing myself to go walking. Whenever I’m in a place where I just don’t care about myself, I think about my kids and what they would do if I wasn’t here to care for them.
That’s really good motivation for me.
While I’ll might hate the process of walking and resist going like a petulant child, I know I’ll feel better after going.
I’ve been in the same place for the last few days but I made myself go yesterday and the day before.
As parents to our amazing but often very challenging kids with Autism/Special Needs, we have to make sure we take care of ourselves. Ideally we’d do it for ourselves but if that’s not how you roll, then do if for your kids. ☺