The theme of 21 Days of Christmas is kindness. I believe at the root of kindness is hope and love. We will start with showing ourselves kindness!!
This weekend, my kids have been with my in-laws. Today, I was going to take a day to get it all done. Did that happen? No.
I didn’t change out of my pajamas today. I lounged around, watched Christmas movies, and my husband slept. All.day. We both needed a day of complete rest.
To be honest, with traveling and COVID, we haven’t had many days without any of our kids. I didn’t realize just how worn out we were.
When you are that worn out. It is super hard to pour into others. It’s hard to show love and kindness, when you are running on empty.
So, for day 1: Take time for yourself. Get rejuvenated and refreshed, as best you can with the resources you have.
Take a nap. Read a book. Go on a walk. Do nothing. Whatever it is for you. Do it. Because, you can’t show others love and kindness well, unless you are doing it for yourself first.