My friend sent me a sample of a facial cleaning mask and she kept checking in with me to see if I’d ever gotten to try it.
Not yet, sorry!
I promise I will!
Turned in to:
I just don’t have time!
It was a facial cleaning mask sample.
And I didn’t have time.
The fact that I told her I didn’t have time to pamper myself has sat heavy on my heart for a while now.
Why don’t I have time to pamper myself?
Well… because I have 3 kids ages 5, 3, and 1.
And I write for this blog.
And I have a podcast.
And I have a coaching business.
And my marriage needs to be a priority.
And my home need to be clean.
And I need to keep everyone fed.
And I need to see and talk to my extended family.
And we go on vacations sometimes.
And I have responsibilities with my calling in church.
And my spirituality is important to me.
I read a really good quote that hit me like a bolt of lighting by Pastor Adrian Rogers: “If Satan can’t make you bad, he’ll make you busy.”
I invite you to ponder that one.
“I don’t have time” is another way of saying “I’m too busy!”
And if I’m too busy to take care of myself? Who is gonna make me a priority?
If I can’t even take care of me? Who will?
Momma, you matter.
Take a bath.
Go to a dance class.
Go on a walk.
Go for a drive.
Take a shower.
Get a massage.
Get your nails done.
Go for a hike.
Go to a girls night.
Go to a retreat.
You deserve it.
Take care of you.
Because when you take care of you? You have enough energy and fulfillment leftover to joyfully accomplish what matters most to you.
I invite you to get un-busy.
Stop saying yes to the things that drain you, and start saying yes to the things that light your soul on fire.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Don’t ask what your kids need. Ask what makes you come alive. Because what your kids need is a mom who has come alive.