This is my first Self Love Monday post in about 3 weeks. Life has been super busy. So much going on. I shared all the details on my most recent Grateful Friday post. But I think I am back. I am ready to pat myself on my back for my accomplishments and celebrate yours as well. The past few weeks I took a moment to just step away from some things so that I can focus on others. I usually hate stepping away from things. That means I have to give up control or give it up all together. In my head if I step away from something it means that I am already failing. In the back of my mind I am always thinking of all the negative things that could happen if I take a break. So learning to let go of control is something that I always struggle with. Sometimes though we have no choice but to let go of control.
Usually when I step away from things I am usually forced. That was partly true in this case too but also I had decided to do it. There was so much going on that if I had tried to do everything I would have overwhelmed myself. When I decided to take a break by choice it felt so good. I knew I needed the break so I took it. I really needed these 3 weeks to enjoy moments and time. I wanted to be present in some very important moments that were going on and just rest. The time was spent watching my daughter graduate and making sure she had all she needed to do it. I also prepped for summer vacation at my job. That is a huge transition because we get an influx of kids. Then I had an emergency room situation that forced me to stay in the hospital for 2 and a half days and miss the rest of the week at work. Check out my Grateful Friday post for more details on that. I took that week and just rested and enjoyed time with my kids. I mean I really enjoyed it. I haven’t had a week to where I didn’t have to be anywhere in awhile. I was able to just be and enjoy my babies. I must say that I really enjoyed it. I feel really energized and ready to start the week fresh.
So thank goodness for stepping away and taking those necessary breaks. The more I take care of myself the better I feel. I still feel guilty about it at times but even that is starting to go away. I always remind myself that in order for me to be my best self I have to take care of me. I definitely plan on doing it more.