Saturday, January 18, 2014

I am NOT selfish!


My goodness...I am happy 2014 is here. 
Roscoe is about to turn two and I need to start taking care of myself again.
I've let myself get worn out and overwhelmed (above photo).  
I know I need to take time for myself so I can de-stress and be a good Mommy and I have been searching for a way to do that.
I think my biggest issue is that Roscoe is still nursing and I am sleep deprived and cranky.
So I started practicing yoga (at a studio for the first time) as my New Year's treat to myself.
I was really nervous about going to a studio but I did it and I am so proud of myself. 
My instructors suggested that we come up with an intention or manta to say to ourselves while we practice. 
Mine is, "I am not selfish".
Let me tell you, when I am trying to hold those (hard to me) poses and breathe, I am repeating my mantra a lot. 
I feel guilty when I'm not with my boys.
I love being with them so much but I know that I will be a better "me" if I take the time to re-charge and give  myself alone time. Here's hoping that yoga is my first baby step to finding peace in my little world. 
I didn't have time to sit down and write out my goals for this new year but I have some floating around in my mind. I think I need to take myself on a date to the library for some quiet time to sit down and reflect on 2013 and what I hope for 2014.  Fingers crossed that I can make that happen soon.  We all deserve to find ways to take care of ourselves.  Find our own "me" time.  I hope you are able to find yours and that you never feel guilty for doing so. 

Here's to taking care of ourselves in 2014.

love and hugs,
Fritzi Marie

1 comment:

Stargazer said...

This is so true! I have a colleague at work who is from China, and they take a break in the middle of the day that Americans don't take. Also, a teacher working in Finland has noted that for each period of instruction there, they get 15 minutes of play. I have been trying to take more breaks during the day, and I work so much better. I just stop and take a brain break and just sit for 10 minutes and its awesome. A lot of times, I get ideas for the work. We need to fill our wells. I think its great that you are really trying to listen to yourself and figure out what YOU want to do and what really recharges YOU.