I need to take care of myself. What does it look like to you to take care of yourself? There’s basic hygiene, water, nutrition – you know, the basics. I’m just wondering how other full time working moms take care of themselves. I remember doing it when my son was a toddler up until the time I got pregnant with the twins. I did it with the help of having a membership to the Y, and then being a group fitness instructor. So that kept me accountable because if I didn’t show up to class then class didn’t happen. But now that I have twins and I’m back at work, I don’t really know what it looks like to take care of myself during this season.
I know sleep is a huge priority (as I yawn). I know that spending time with God is a priority, but it seems like it’s something I don’t ever get around to, not how I used to, not how I’d like to. I haven’t worked out in a really long time and I can feel my body craving all the good chemicals I get from working out. I know I need to go out on a date with my husband. It feels like it’s been forever since we went somewhere that wasn’t church or with family.
I know there are things I can do to take care of myself, I just don’t see how to juggle it all. I’m missing margin in my day. I need white space. I need…how do you clear things off of your calendar and to-do list when all of the stuff has to be done? I have a friend of mine at work who used to joke with me “Reina, all you need to do is get yourself a wife.” All I know is I feel overwhelmed and spent. So if you’ve got tips or suggestions on how to refocus energy and time, I’d love to hear them.