Guest post by Felicia Pratt of I Complete Me.
As we strive to become Work At Home Moms it is very important to remember to take care of our “Me”. “Me” is what I call your center. This is the place that we women constantly neglect or sacrifice in order to take care of our friends, family, and business matters. We constantly tell our “Me” I will give you time once I finish…. But the dots never get done. Something else always happens and takes precedent over “Me”.
Why is it important to maintain your “Me”?
Your “Me” is very important. If you do not spend time nourishing yourself you will have a break down. This break down can be in any form. It can manifest by a physical illness, a cold or something more severe, it can manifest as a form of depression, weight gain, and weight loss pretty much anything. Once we take care of our soul, nurture it, and keep it stress free we live a happier and healthier life. We will be able to enjoy the life that we are trying to create. A poorly maintained “Me” will not allow you to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
How can one maintain their “Me”?
In order to maintain your “Me” you must first find it. Some people lose sight of themselves as they pursue their passions, take care of their kids, and/or be a support to loved ones. In order to find your “Me” try this exercise. Think about all the things that you like to do or would like to do. Write them down, and begin to make a plan to do these things. I would say start off small, and monitor how these activities feel. It could be something as simple as taking a hot shower using candles instead of the bathroom light. This will allow you to relax and give your mind, soul, and body a rest from your daily routine and believe it or not a rest will give you more power and energy to do it again. For more help on finding your “Me” visit my “That Woman” e-course.
As moms, women, and entrepreneurs it is very important to take time for yourself. If you do not nourish yourself no one else will and your body will definitely let you know when it needs a break. Instead of waiting for your body to break you take some time out for yourself. Not only will this make you feel better, but those around will appreciate it and so will your business, through better focus.
Felicia Pratt Ellis is a working mom, step mom, wife, and entrepreneur who loves to help uplift woman. She is the owner of the blog I Complete Me where she shares her journey, and tips of maintaining her “Me” in the midst of motherhood, marriage, and work. She is also a Life Coach at I Complete Me where she helps moms with the transition of motherhood while maintaining their “Me”. She enjoys coaching because it allows her to let all women know that they are not alone in their thoughts and trials as a mom, wife, and/or entrepreneur.