There are going to be days on your cancer journey when you wake up and feel like rolling over, pulling the covers up over your head, and not getting out of bed. I am having one of those days.
After a restless night’s sleep, I declared this a “jammy day” (meaning stay in your pajama’s for as long as you can day).
This also means it is a “self-care” day…a day to love myself vs. run myself ragged day.
Well…as a Super Mom with cancer, my intention is to carve 4 hours out of the day for me…in-between walking the dogs, going to the market, running my son’s carpool and his School of Rock concert tonight…oh, yeah…and cooking meals for the family.
A few hours of….sigh….bliss.
No guilt, no regrets, no telling myself “I have to do______.” Not during my “me” time.
You deserve to take this time to rest, relax, and rejuvenate. Your body, mind and spirit need healing. Taking this time is the best way to care for yourself and to love yourself.
This was a lesson hard learned. I used to be the person that would not rest until her “inbox” was completely empty. Seriously! What was I thinking? It is not surprising I was diagnosed with cancer with how I was living my life on this never-ending “gotta keep up” treadmill. Your body can only be stressed for so long before crying out for help.
Take time for a jammy day. Take a bubble bath. Watch “Friends”and 80’s movies re-runs…anything that will make you laugh, laugh, laugh.
When tomorrow comes…you will be rested and ready to be “mom” again.
But, for today…it’s all about me!
Affirm: I relax into the flow of life and let life provide all that I need easily and comfortably.