I spent the first half of 2019 feeling delirious because I caught every cold, stomach bug & flu imaginable (toddlers bring home ALL the germs). I also underwent 2 dental surgeries and suffered 2 painful post-surgical infections. However, I learned a lot about self-care from this experience. Primarily how self-care needs shift when your body is ill. Now I understand that when I’m sick, (even w/ a lil cold) that my body needs extra sleep and complete rest from exercise.
Also, ASK FOR HELP-even if your spouse complains, or you need to spend money on childcare or medical treatments. You will heal faster. Is this stating the obvious? Maybe… but since this is all new to me I thought I would share. Shout out to all the mommies who are sick and feel guilty asking for help. I see you.
Meditation and therapy have helped me to focus on what my body CAN do. I celebrate my body for it’s ability to walk, breathe, sleep and provide a home for my baby. Thankfully, I’m starting to feel better and I’m determined that the second half of 2019 is going to be EPIC. I’m SO happy to kick off my summer vacation with family and friends and live.it.up. Life is good Y’all.