Our fabulous First Lady is on the cover of this month’s G.l.a.m.our Magazine. In the article, she is quoted by saying :
In answer to a reader question about how she keeps her sanity, the First Lady told Katie, “I have always tried to put my kids first, and then…put myself a really close second, as opposed to fifth or seventh. One thing that I’ve learned from male role models is that they don’t hesitate to invest in themselves.”
When I read the quote from Mrs. O, I had to laugh because she rephrased something I say all the time. A man will not hesitate to do for themselves when they need something. Why is it so hard for a woman to do the same?
Do you feel guilty if you decide to splurge on some item or take some time for yourself? I know that there has been many a time that I will put off something I want or need to do because someone else in my home or family has a more pressing need.
As I get older, I have learned that taking care of myself is just as important as being a good wife, mother, friend and co-worker. It’s okay to let everyone know that I need some time for me.
Men always seem to do for themselves. They want something? They get it. They want to go somewhere? They go. Not to mention they will look at you like this when you complain about not having time to do something you need to do.
Whenever I start telling Mr. 1969 “How come you always find the time to do X, Y and Z while I am here doing all of this?”
He responds with “What’s stopping you? Did you ask me to help you? Did you tell me you wanted to go somewhere else? Why didn’t you just do it?”
I am usually the main person holding me back.
Are you always complaining about doing too much? Maybe you need to make a schedule and carve out time for yourself? Are you angry at your partner for always getting to do what he wants? Well, what’s stopping you from doing some things that you want to do? Stop blaming your situation and start making time for yourself.
Take a tip from the First Lady and learn to live…..you’ll be much happier in the long run and so will everyone else around you.