19 December, 2008
Taking care of myself
Over at Simplemom, she is having a giveaway that is reminding me to take care of myself and at this time of year, this can be difficult to do. When I was in high school, I started a tradition of buying myself a little something at this time of year, just for me. Maybe a journal or a sweet print that I found at just that right moment and no one else would know I wanted it. I didn't allow myself to feel guilty or say "I should save that money for...". I really don't carry on that tradition any longer. In this tough economic time, I do find myself saving that extra cash for something or somebody else. Now I think I give to myself by finding the time to care for myself. Taking that little extra moment to go for a brisk walk or put myself to bed earlier than normal and allowing that chore to remain until tomorrow. I have found this hard to do this year and appreciate the reminders that it is important to take care of ourselves, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Guilt-free.