I talk to busy people and parents all the time that struggle deeply with creating balance in their lives. They struggle desperately with guilt.
Guilt of never doing enough.
Guilt of not enough time with kids or their spouse.
Guilt of not having a clean enough house.
Guilt of not being fit and healthy.
Guilt of not being enough.
Can you relate?
So much of the guilt often stems from doing what it takes to take care of yourself. We “should” ourselves so much that we have intense levels of shame. But the least selfish and most giving thing you can ever do is prioritize taking care of you. Because you taking care of yourself does not mean you’re neglecting anyone else.
Have you experienced this struggle? Have you overcome it or does it still linger anytime you think of taking that time to take care of you?
Would love for you to reply and let me know!
P.S. If you KNOW the time for you to let go of guilt and take care of yourself has come, then today is the day to start changing your habits. Created with a busy Mom in mind, our Nutrition For Life program can be done in under 30 minutes a day and includes all the nutrition and exercise you require each day. Instead of changing everything at once we build habits gradually and won’t ever restrict what you eat. It’s truly all about you!
Start to let go of the guilt associated with food, self care and not being enough. Learn to love yourself again and be a healthier version of you when you’re done!