Taking Care of You
by Meggan Larson
This has been a particularly busy season for me and it doesn’t show signs of slowing down anytime soon. Between homeschooling, caring for my kids aged 7 down to 3, attempting to keep my house tidy, run a business, work part time, love on my husband, spend time with Jesus, etc, etc. it’s a really busy time! I’ve been forgetting things, not eating super well, getting frustrated easily and suddenly I had a revelation…
I needed a time out! What I needed was to relax and rejuvenate and just have some ME time for once. And by “me time” I’m not talking about going grocery shopping alone! How many of us keep telling ourselves that our “me time” is spent at the grocery store alone? Come on ladies, we can do better than this for ourselves! Doing a chore is not a significant break. Cleaning the house while the kids are at grandma’s doesn’t count no matter how productive we feel afterwards. Sometimes we just need an honest to goodness BREAK from reality. I know not everyone can afford to go away for a week but there are much cheaper things we can do for ourselves. Save up a little money and go get your nails done (if that’s something you like to do). Go to a Mac or Sephora store and get one of those free makeup applications! Go find a comfy spot at your favorite bookstore and just chill and read a book for a while. There are so many things we can do to unplug and I think it’s an important part of keeping our sanity intact. By the time you read this I’ll be lounging on a beach in Cuba with my husband and good friends as we celebrate 10 years of marriage together. Do yourself a favour and carve some time out for just YOU this week so that you’re better able to serve your family and those around you.
~ Meggan 🙂
ps…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!