Getting ready for the day shouldn't be a challenge and yet, it is. Why?
Before having children you could find me dressed-up everyday, nothing fancy but definitely put together. Then, baby arrives and its like a switch that is mysteriously flicked off. "What's the point?" I found myself asking, "It's not like he (the baby) cares what I look like." Which is true, mostly.
Second baby comes... and then 3rd, suddenly I can hardly recognize myself. I am comfortable. I am home with my kids 90% of the time, actively parenting and always on the go; the cliche of 'mom hair + yoga pants' is all too real-life. And yet, I am happy. My kids are great, marriage is great and love my job (all generally speaking)... but I know in my heart-of-hearts, something is missing.
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It's me. I miss ME. After 7 years of pregnancy and parenting, suddenly I am lost. What the heck happened? Time goes so quickly and didn't even notice that I disappeared.
February I challenged myself to get up, dressed and READY everyday. no matter HOW I felt or WHAT I was going... It takes 21 days to create a habit, and here we are. Why? Because taking care of myself is important and I needed to make ME a priority! What I discovered? I feel better, I feel confident, I feel apart of me coming back to life. AND, my kids have no figured that this is the norm; we get up and get ready EVERYDAY.
I feel great and a the 'challenge' has made a big impact in myself. A challenge IS A CHALLENGE, it is not easy to make change & create a habit. It is worth it. Love yourself and you will feel it. What self-LOVE challenge will you set for yourself?