Self-care

I have decided that April is self-care month. I have never been good at taking care of myself. Looking backward – even as a teenager I took care of others before myself. I didn’t prioritize sleep or exercise (though I was active). Most of that is learned behavior from my mother – but I will stop that cycle!

I started the month with a pedicure and new clothes (even though it was a poor financial choice – who knew spending $100 on clothes would make me feel so guilty. But it also made me feel good. I no longer hate getting dressed. Sure I still wear some of my older “boring” clothes, but now it is a choice. I have a few other options!

Last weekend I actually used the massage Lonny got me for Valentines day. Every single second was excruciating! I am still sore 4 days later. But I know I have to do it again (scheduled myself for Saturday). When a massage therapist touches your back and comments on how bad it is, you know you have to actually start doing something.

Today I scheduled an appointment to start going to the chiro – I know that I like the chiro – Adrianna has seen her for over a year. I know I need to go. I tell everyone else to go. Time for me to follow my own advice.

I need to pray more. I need to read my Bible more. I need to eat better – I ate cheese again yesterday. I need to exercise harder. But I am moving in the right direction. I just need to continue…

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