I Need More
Sometimes I need more self care than other times. Is it hormonal? Astrological?
Also, #selfcare didn't really used to be a thing, a buzzword. There was "me time" and "down time" there were just normal freaking people who read books and painted their nails and took showers and ate healthy and that wasn't some special #iterativeliving thing. It was just life.
But back to me...There are times in my life where I don't have to be as protective of my sleep. When I can work late and get up early and be happy. (This isn't one of them.)
There are times in my life where I can survive without eating breakfast. (This isn't one of them.)
There are times in my life where I can plan weeks in advance. When I can see clearly, long distance. (This isn't one of them.)
There are times in my life where I feel connected and grounded and thoughtful and clear. (This isn't one of them.)
But right now - in order to be a good mom, and a good wife, and a good friend, and a good coach, and a good person - I need to sleep, eat, read, and do less. Maybe the #busy caught up with me. Maybe breastfeeding is exhausting.
Maybe maybe maybe, baby.
Call it self care, call it indulgent, call is necessary, call it spoiled. Sometime it's just survival. Like when you can't go on any other way.
Just remember this: Take care of yourself when you need to.