I never truly understood the importance of self care until I became a wife and a mother, because that’s when I stopped putting a priority on it. You have to be selfless in relationships and give of yourself in every way…which is a hard thing to do. It’s easy though, to forget that you need to be able to rejuvenate… the well intentioned selflessness will turn into resentment and feel like a chore because you are so tired and so empty. I have learned that I cannot be the Mother to my triplets if Mommy is too tired to play or to discipline.
Taking care of ourselves is essential when fostering relationships with others because in order to be the best you can be and give to others, you need to be able to have something to give.