Let’s be honest parents, if the flight attendant had not of taught us to put the oxygen mask on ourselves first we would not even think that was an option. The first time you hear those instructions you think they are awful… until you hear the reasoning. Which is, if you pass out you can’t help anyone!!! You have to be sure you can breathe so you can ensure your children’s safety!
As parents, we get really bad at taking care of ourselves. A lot of times our only focus is taking care of our children. In fact, many feel guilty for doing anything at all for themselves. Here is the problem, to lead anything well you have to be in great physical, emotional and spiritual shape!! This includes leading your kids!!! To take care of others, you must take care of yourself. You have to find time to rest, time to do things you enjoy, time to learn, time to cultivate your relationship with God, time to work on your marriage and time to create a schedule that works for you!!
I want to finish my race well, that means I have to take care of myself. I want to be the best wife and mom I can be and that means I have to stay healthy! My husband is a great leader and to be that he ensures his health and the health of his family is the best it can be, which enables him to lead well!!
Don’t be a martyr and refuse to take care of yourself!! Your family does deserve your best, so be at your best by taking care of yourself!! If you don’t your mental, physical,emotional and spiritual health will suffer which will in turn hurt your family!!
I challenge you… Work on you! Be the best you that you can be!! Pray for God’s guidance to help you!!!