When one of my coworkers left work on Friday, she said, “Have a good weekend. Be sure to do something for yourself this weekend.”
Yeah right, I thought, mentally running through the lengthy list of things that would consume my time in the two days before I returned to work.
“It’s important to take care of yourself,” she continued. “If you don’t, you won’t have anything left to give others.”
I know she is right. But for single parents, self-care is a luxury that is too often pushed to the back burner. For me, self-reflection takes place in the car on the way to and from work, and sleep…? Well, there is never enough of that.
But her comment did give me pause. Maybe—just maybe—I can figure out how to shake up my priorities so I move “self-care” a step or two up from the bottom of the list.