• Jen Sherwood

The One Thing to Change


If you could change one thing right now what would it be?

I asked this in a social media post recently and the number one response was...

Motivation to take care of me instead of others.

We feel so guilty when we take time for ourselves.

Yet I’d bet none of you would look at your best friend who is exhausted and tell her that she needs to suck it up or that she doesn’t deserve some down time.

But what about when you’re tired or want to do something for yourself?

If you would never tell your BFF that she can’t take a nap because she has too much to do or that she’s lazy for spending an hour with a good book...why don’t you have that kind of compassion for you?

Most women think self-care is selfish. She might not say that but, it’s how she operates.

We’ve been taught from a young age that it’s better to give than to receive, to be nice and to take care of other people first.

What we don’t teach girls is that if they are constantly giving, they will burn out. And we don’t instill in them that they are WORTHY of love, of self-love, of rest, of believing in themselves and that their value does not depend on them constantly working, producing or over giving. And their worth certainly does not depend on the size of their paycheck.

So ladies I invite you to challenge the old beliefs that are not serving or supporting you.

Self-care is not selfish, it’s vital to living the life you want.

If this rings true with you, share in the comments what is resonating with you and what you are going to do this week to take care of you.

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