Thursday, March 18, 2010
Oxygen for Yourself First
I was reminded of this today and began thinking about how typical it is for women/moms to take care of everyone else first. Our own needs always come last: We take the dinner plate that is chipped, we sit down to eat last, we jump up to fill water glasses, we make sure everyone is happy, healthy and sated, but when it comes to our own needs we suddenly short circuit. As we turn blue from a lack of oxygen, our interactions become less productive and more stressful. We just need to take that oxygen mask, breathe deeply and relax in a well-deserved moment of peace. Try it tonight. It's a prescription without side effects.