Make Time For You
By Meggan Larson
I’m in a season y’all. This may be the busiest, nuttiest, most exhausting season of my life so far. I’m getting my house ready for sale with three kids running around and my husband working twelve-hour days. I don’t even know how I managed to accumulate so much STUFF but goodness I am ready to just throw it all away. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, I’ve been mortified at the state of my house when someone unexpectedly stops by… There’s something that I haven’t done though and that’s been taking a toll on me. I didn’t notice at first but the longer time went on the more irritable I was.
What was it, you ask?
I know the term self-care gets thrown around like confetti these days but it really is a valid thing. I wasn’t reading my bible, I wasn’t writing in my journal, I wasn’t even making myself a salad for lunch anymore! At busy times like these, we tend to believe that we don’t have time for those “things”. We’re too busy, there’s too much to do, we can’t take a break. That, my friends, is a recipe for burnout. All that will do is ensure that you stay in a high state of stress and bark at the people you love the most. Crazy right?
By not taking the time to take care of myself I will have more energy to do the things I want to do. Making a salad for lunch takes all of five minutes but it ensures I take a break, get some vital healthy nutrients into my body, and get enough fat into my system to keep me going. This season is a sprint and I need to fuel my body properly. If I do what seems easy and eat take out or other “quick” foods then I’ll feel sluggish and lazy and fat. It’s not too easy to run the race when you feel like that. No matter how busy this season is for you make sure you don’t neglect the very person you need to get everything accomplished; YOU!
~ Meggan 🙂
p.s. As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!