As the Beatles said ”All we need is love”. How very true! it isn't enough just giving out love to everyone else, we need to give love to ourselves. Women nurture, provide, listen, rescue, we give and give!
The one thing we tend not to do is give to ourselves. Allow ourselves to be flawed, allow ourselves time or allow ourselves to be selfish. Yes, we have to be selfish. We have to say no! This is our time. We have to do something that fills our heart, never mind filling everyone elses. It isn't too much is it really?
Know it is guilt that holds us back. Why do we feel guilt? For thousands of years we have been the pillar of love, strength and direction for our children and believed they were to be our everything.
We know now things are not the same. We have become earners, bosses, organizers for other people too. However, at a cellular level we still have this guilt crop up. Your loved ones will survive without you. It is an inherent part of living, it is in our makeup to survive. Also, we're not talking 6 months or a year on sabbatical from everyone. We're talking much less than that.
So why won't we take time? Because there is always something that has to be done and for some reason we feel it has to be us. No, it doesn't and really is that thing you must do more important than you? You'd better be saying No! We're talking an hour in a day, or even just a few hours or a day, maybe even two days. How tiny an amount they are in comparison to the years behind us!
Live in the moment for that time and realise how much better you feel for it.