Caring for myself so I can care for others is one of the most overplayed mantras on repeat in my head.
After 6 consecutive breakdowns in the past 7 years, I have learnt the hard way to listen to every twitch, itch, iota of negativity piercing my soul.
I step away from bad vibes immediately because I’ve finally accepted – without judgement – my super sensitive, vulnerable core… Lost many friends but gained genuine, loving people too… (yeah i can’t take a joke…)
Coz the people who have suffered the most are actually my kids-not knowing who they’re gonna get each day. If I’ll get out of bed this month or not. I feel for them and because of them I protect myself coz I don’t have enough self love to do it for me.
For some reason I just don’t value myself, never have…. but being a mother has motivated me beyond myself!!!!
Food is important and in a week like this when I have flu breathing down my neck from my students and my family … I have to feed myself well.
Chicken livers-a South African staple-loadsa frozen spinach, spices, tomatoes and peas accompanied by baked sweet potato.
Making something just for me, not something my kids like is also a new attitude of self care I’ve adopted.
It shows them that I matter to me… subliminal lessons in respecting their elder.
This has resurrected my flu torn body and self love!!!!