By Jackie White
Happy Mother’s Day to you! You tirelessly give yourself to others by caring for them in every way. You provide love, hugs, and support every day to your family. You are a superhero! Yay, You!
On Mother’s Day, perhaps your children will make you a card and your spouse will buy you “The World’s Greatest Mom” coffee cup. These things are so precious to you because they have been given with love, but let’s get real, sometimes you get stuff that maybe isn’t so lovely. Take, for example, the year I bought my mom a “Big Mama” soap-on-a-rope. It’s safe to say she didn’t exactly love the sentiment, but nevertheless, it was the thought that counted - right?
However you are celebrated this year, I am going to suggest something special that you should consider. What if you gave yourself a gift? A gift of time. Time just for you. Imagine that! Time in each day just for you. Make it a habit and sprinkle that time throughout the year for respite, self-care, and renewal.
How To Give Yourself Time
First of all, you have to begin this gift by allowing yourself to have permission to take time for yourself. This isn’t about taking time for yourself and feeling guilty about it, rather it is knowing you are worth it and relaxing into self-care.
Make Your Time Count
Give yourself the best mother’s day present ever and make time for yourself starting now.
Happy Mother’s Day and Shine on!
Jackie White has been writing about life and its ups and downs for many years. With a degree in Industrial Psychology and a life-long student of personal development she is intrigued by how each individual chooses to live their life. Jackie feels strongly that truly living your best life is imperative to attaining peace and fulfillment. SoulShine was borne of her desire to inspire and teach others to live their best life. This is her mission and her dream.