Oprah said it best, "Motherhood is the toughest job in the world." It is also the most rewarding. Each day as I run through my Mommy To-Do list I am reminded of why taking time for myself is necessary. After drop off, a full day of work with deadlines that never end, pick up, dinner, baths, story times and more work to finish that I could not finish in my work day, I am too tired to do anything for me -- other than put on my pj's and go to sleep, knowing that tomorrow will be the same as today.
I decided a few years back that taking care of myself was just as important as taking care of everyone else. In fact, I proactively searched for ways to blend self-care into my life. I decided that I did not want to work out at 9:30 p.m. because by then, I am too exhausted from my day.
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