79 – Focusing on yourself is NOT neglecting your children

Hey Mama, this is Mama’s Daily Dose. I’m Meghan Q Barrett of allyoumama.com. We’ve made it to Thursday and you know what that means – today is quote day. And the quote today is from myself and it is.. “focusing on yourself is not neglecting your children; but, refusing to focus on you is neglecting yourself.” Let’s get moving, before we get interrupted.

This quote was prompted by a gentleman on Instagram who commented on one of my videos that I wouldn’t understand what he had said, because my page is “all about neglecting my children.” And I mean, that’s a pretty bold statement. And I obviously do not neglect my children. And focusing on yourself is not neglecting your children, you need to take care of yourself in order to take care of your children. You are taking awesome care of your children. And just because you take some time for yourself, to center yourself, to feel good about yourself, to just give yourself a break; does not mean you are neglecting or taking less care of your children. It means that you will be able to take better care of your children. 

But if you neglect to take care of yourself, then you are neglecting yourself. Who is going to take care of you? You are the adult, you need to make the choices for yourself. And you also need to make the choices for your children too. You need to help your children – you are responsible for them too. So, you have this large responsibility looming over you of not just you, but your family and your children and whatever other responsibilities that you have. And you want to show up fully for yourself, for your children, whatever other responsibilities you have in your life, and the only way that you can do that is by taking care of yourself. And when you don’t take care of yourself, that is neglecting yourself. And at some point, you’re really going to feel it if you do not take the time to take care of yourself now. And side note, I think I just said, “have a great day” to this gentleman that had commented that on my page, because you know what, there’s probably something going on in his life to comment that. What is going on? I don’t know what’s going on in his TV screen, like how we talked about on Monday. So don’t let that negativity feed into you. Do what is best for you, Mama, because you’re the only one that knows what is best for you.

Another little homework assignment today, Mama, do something to take care of yourself today. Whatever it is – 30 seconds, 30 minutes, doesn’t matter. Do something. And you know what? I got something for you too – Selfish Mamas Club registration opens today. And if you register today, you can come on the call tonight. And it doesn’t go towards your trial or anything. It’s a totally free night! So come join us, focus on you for one hour, get in some dancing to 90s, early 2000s. You know, and just have a group of mamas that really stands by you and wants to see you succeed in what you want to do. And have a great day free of mama guilt because you deserve it.

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