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Recently, there have been numerous articles online and blog posts from fellow moms about the importance of self-care. I had drafted a post myself about the topic and various suggestions such as exercise, eating healthy, and other forms of “me time.” But while re-reading it, I felt I was just regurgitating what was already out there.
In hindsight, all those other things I began to do to take care of myself were distractions from the real problem and not really helping me the way I hoped. There is nothing wrong with spa days and taking time to read or relax. However, there was something far more pressing that I needed to take care of if I really wanted to feel better. And that was the state of my heart, a topic I do not believe is addressed often enough as part of “self-care.” Continue reading