Moms, It Is Both Necessary & Important to Make Time For Ourselves

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Mom and Daughter

In 2011, the First Lady made headlines everywhere for saying that it’s OKAY to occasionally put herself first. In an interview with Barbara Walters, Michelle Obama explained that like so many women, she too gets so busy taking care of others that she has to make it a point to make herself a priority, to put herself first. She explained that “It’s practical… And I found other women, in similar situations, balancing career and family, trying to do it all, and a lot of times we just slip pretty low on our own priority list because we’re so busy caring for everyone else.”

Even she admitted that it may sound selfish, but it’s not. I have to agree with her. When I stop making time for myself, before too long I become a person I don’t like. I am frazzled, stressed out and run down. I stop investing in my appearance because “there is no time.” I’m running from place to place to place. All the while feeling like I have not accomplished anything. The anger comes easily and the laughter does not.

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25 thoughts on “Moms, It Is Both Necessary & Important to Make Time For Ourselves”

  1. You are right. As mothers we dedicate so much of ourselves to our children. We need to find a way to make time for ourselves.

  2. This is SO important! So many moms feel like they must always be last – especially when it comes to their kids. But I’ve learned that happy mom = happy kids.

  3. I agree with you 100%. I feel more engaged with the family when I’ve taken care of myself. It helps fight off depression and just puts a smile on my face.

  4. It is very easy to put your needs behind the needs of your family. I used to do that all the time, especially when I was a single mom. Now that I am married, it is much easier to take the time that I need for myself.


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