Not “THAT” it, relax lol…
How well do really you take care of your health?
As a working mom, your plate is usually full; before and after work- duty there is mama- duty. Basically you end up changing out of your work clothes around 9pm when your kid is asleep (hopefully).
I know I’m not a health freak but I also didn’t realize how much I was completely neglecting myself until recently. Day 5 of being sick I decided to visit the doctor. I waited 5 days for medical attention for myself, whereas the first sign of illness with my son I go to the emergency room immediately; forget that whole “wait 24- 48 hours with a fever” thing. Don’t mess with my baby’s health! But what about mine?
One thing I did learn by force was that I was unable to take care of my son fully if I am not happy and healthy. This does not mean that parents are not allowed to get ill; however we need to keep in mind that our health and well-being affect theirs. This is a motivating thought to keep in mind when we make decisions about our health and diet.
I usually make joke about my son’s lunch-bag being ‘lit’. Can you imagine he is guaranteed a well-rounded diet (and then some!) everyday while we don’t even bother putting the same effort towards my daily diet half the time.
I watch people I know take medication and continue to smoke, I listen to stories of other persons who refuse to visit the doctor because “they don’t know what they’re doing”.
But what are you doing?
I am just as guilty, but the following things I plan to do to be more vigilant are:
- Stop postponing Pap Smears…..ughh
- Don’t just buy vitamins for the kids, get yourself some too!
- Fix yourself a good breakfast; pack it to go if you don’t have time to eat at home.
- Take time out of your day to do something beneficial for yourself.
- Be a friend to another woman; she probably need it.
Happy International Women’s Day to the woman reading this post on 8th March, 2018!