Be a Friend to Yourself :: Weekly Inspiration 45

October 15, 2012 0 Comments

Be a friend to yourself, Thomas Fuller quote

Be a friend to yourself, and other will be so too.

~Thomas Fuller

 

Tonight I have the wonderful privilege of leading the Moms Group at the church where my daughter attends preschool. On the agenda tonight is the topic of self care.

In my 6+ years of motherhood I have learned that I pretty much suck at self care most of the time. I have also witnessed that my mama friends are equally neglectful when it comes to giving themselves what they need, let alone what they might want.

Why do we neglect to nourish ourselves? Why do we always put everyone else’s needs in front of our own?

My challenge for you this week is to take the quote above to heart.

Be your own friend first.

Think about the advice you would give a friend. What would you tell your dearest friend about self care? How would you help her prioritize her own needs?

We are all great at encouraging our friends to treat themselves to a massage or an afternoon without kids.

This week, take your own advice.

Visit my Facebook page where I’ll be encouraging everyone to share what they can do for themselves. Make a commitment to do something just for you this week. You may find that you aren’t the only one who reaps the benefits.

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