This week I'm taking part again in the grooving mums challenge and its something i really need to do . I need to take some time out to discover how i can look after and love myself better as currently feel I'm running on empty and I'm no use to those i love if I'm not loving myself.
I realise i have not been looking after myself properly for quite some time now and the day after we moved house my body told me it could not carry on and a virus quickly turned to bronchitis and having suffered previously with pneumonia my body just gave up on me. I'm on the mend now apart from the racking cough i just cant seem to shift that is really effecting my sleep.
Its all been a bit of a wake up call and made me realise i can,t carry on as i have been i need to raise my own energy levels before i can give more to others.
I need to look after my body better its the only one I'm going to get and in a few weeks it will be 40 years old and i appreciate i cant treat it as i did in my twenty's. The positive step i am taking here is I have booked myself an appointment with a nutritionist as this helped me to mend after little E was born when anaemia, pneumonia and pnd took there toll. The nutritionist was amazing she really helped me turn things round even helping with pnd. I lost all my baby weight and looked years younger after seeing her so hopefully she will put me back on the right track again as currently look around 100!
I am setting my standards way to high i do need to be more realistic on what i can achieve and spend more time on the things i love and can change rather than stressing myself on mundane things that don't really matter or the things i cant change. I need to balance my time a bit better and not feel guilty for some spending child free time on something just for myself. I'm long over due a beauty treatment or a hair appointment I'm going to have a restyle and colour in time for my big birthday.
I'm sure between the nationalist and the hair dresser i will feel a million times better and will bounce back and we be able to spread love to those i care about once again.
I think things happen for a reason and in a bizarre way i needed to be ill to slow down and realise how hard i have been pushing myself lately.
If like me you realise its time to love yourself more why not hop over to
http://kateonthinice.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/will-you-love-yourself-this-valentine-day/ and join in with the lovely grooving mums.
Thought of the day............... You can't love anyone else till you take care of yourself