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Every year around this time, I roll out a self-care challenge to help all the moms who stop by find time to “reset” their lives and get back on top of the list! In 2012, we had more moms than ever participate and I’m thrilled to have the 2013 version all queued up and ready to go.
The purpose of this challenge is to get back to the woman underneath the titles of “Mom,” “Wife/Girlfriend,” “Sister,” “Friend,” or “Employee.” Who are you, on a most basic level, and are you in touch with that woman on a regular basis? Have you gotten so bogged down in the day-to-day tasks for running a household and you’ve neglected to take care of yourself? I know from time to time I have to push that good ol’ reset button and remember how important I am to my family. If I’m running on fumes, not eating right, not sleeping enough, dragging through the days with no energy to give myself, how on earth can I expect to be a good mother/wife/sister/friend/whatever other label you have?
The truth is, you’re not going to be 100% for anyone else until you’re 100% with yourself.
Come back to the blog each day for a different challenge. Complete them all and give yourself a pat on the back for taking the first step to feeling like YOU again.
This year there’s an added bonus: Comment on each post and be entered to win a $25 Visa gift card!
Simple enough, right? Here’s the first challenge:
So Day 1: Toss the clothes from your clothes are are ill-fitting, faded, old, or simply not flattering. Chances are, you probably already know which items you need to separate.
This is going to leave me with about 60% of my current wardrobe, but you know what? I need to stop thinking of “quantity” and think in terms of quality. There’s a cute white sweater with a hole under the armpit that I keep saying I’ll sew up one day but I don’t even know how to sew right now. So that has to get out of my drawer to make room for clothes I actually wear.
Are you in for this year’s challenge? Will Day 1 be hard to complete?