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Monday, June 8, 2015

TAKE "ME" TIME

You may have noticed that I have been absent for the past three days. Frankly, I just completely wore myself out. Between moving my mom, moving my antique booth, spending all Saturday morning in the ER with my sister after she fell, and preparing for a big family weekend I depleted all of my reserves. So I decided that I would just kick back a bit and spend time enjoying my family.


Sometimes with all of the responsibilities of life we forget to just take time for ourselves, and it is important to remember that no matter how much time we may need for ourselves we are worth that time. 

I know that I am going to be more vigilant about taking time to care for "me". I am just going to say no when I am unable to do something, and I am going to try and remember that I am no longer 20 years old. 

So take time for yourself this week. You are definitely worth it.


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11 comments:

  1. Enjoy the away time, Laura. It's important not to run oneself ragged. Learning to say, 'No,' is important and we all need to do it. It puts people in shock for a while when they're used to hearing, 'Sure,' but they'll get over it. :-)

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  2. I agree, it's so important to take time for yourself. You can't be of service to others if you don't take care of yourself first and foremost.

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  3. good for you, and hope your sister will be okay.

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  4. Beautiful and inspirational.

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  5. Laura, I hope that everything is back to a good normal now. That's a lot to be happening to anyone, and it can wear you down. Good for you to take some time, refresh yourself, and of course look after yourself.

    Jen

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  6. Take more time if you need---we have to make ourselves come first. Just as they advise on planes---use your oxygen first before you try to help others.

    Praying your family is doing well.

    Jane x

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  7. Laura, I find with so much on my plate and now that I'm older I have to take me time or I fall apart and that doesn't help anyone!

    Linda

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  8. I make time to take care of myself. Especially with my health, that comes first. That's why I post when I feel ready. Don't get as much notice as I would like with my blog. It is what it is

    Cindy

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  9. I so understand. For many years I helped my Mom with my aging Daddy while working outside the home and doing all the things that women do to keep everything together. It is exhausting. I commend you for taking some time for yourself and hope that not a minute of that time was spent feeling guilty. You deserve it and I do hope you stick with your decision to take things a bit easier. Take care of yourself dear friend. You are important to many of us.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  10. So difficult for me to find time for myself right now with the renovation going on, but today, as I was supposed to paint... I just collapsed on my bed and woke up two hours later... Somehow, it was some "me" time!

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  11. So important to remember to charge our batteries, even if it just means getting to bed a half hour earlier than normal. Glad you took the time to regenerate. :)

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