Hey you, what are you waiting for?
Are you waiting for your child’s therapist to tell you to take a break?
Are you waiting for your child’s doctor to tell you, it’s okay to slow down?
Are you waiting for your child’s advocate at the IEP (Individualized Education Plan) meeting to tell you that you’re doing a great job?
They are there to help your child, not you.
You probably won’t find too many people asking you, “Hey Jess, have you taken time for yourself?”
Why, you ask?
Their goal is to help the overall behavioral, emotional, social health of your child’s life.
This doesn’t mean that you can just excuse yourself out of inserting ‘me time’.
For many, especially, Special Needs moms, you want permission from other people to do things for yourself so that you feel a little less guilt for doing it.
Imagine waiting for someone to give you permission to use the bathroom.
Even if that day comes tomorrow, that’s a silly way of thinking.
You are a full grown sensible adult that understands the implications of not devoting time to yourself.
If anyone can understand why you are devoting time to yourself, it’s you.
No need to explain your why to other people. If they’re not waking up everyday in the wee hours of the morning, changing, cleaning, washing, your child, who are they to judge the why behind your ‘me time.’
Do you. Be shameless doing it and even before you feel shameless about doing it, do it anyway.
Your feelings will catch up with you later. You have to put action behind taking care of yourself.
Thoughts are okay but they’re nothing like actually doing the work.
And for the record, it’s not a crime to devote time for your self-care moments.
Since we’re on the topic of time, if you want a quick overview of how to optimize your time, take a look at a past blog I wrote right here on Scratch Made.
So, I’ve given you the pep talk, outlined an easy to follow blueprint.
Now, go ahead and start your self-care journey.
Reach out to me if you have questions, and schedule a consultation call if you are really serious about transforming your ‘me time.’
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