treat yourself the way you want your children SSat

Treat yourself the way you want your children to treat themselves when they are parents.

Oof.

š—œš˜’š˜€ š˜€š—¼ š—²š—®š˜€š˜† š˜š—¼ š˜€š—²š˜ š˜š—µš—²š˜€š—² š—±š—¼š˜‚š—Æš—¹š—² š˜€š˜š—®š—»š—±š—®š—暝—±š˜€ š—³š—¼š—æ š—¼š˜‚š—暝˜€š—²š—¹š˜ƒš—²š˜€. The ones that make you harder on yourself than anyone else, the ones that make you feel like a failure for human mistakes, even the ones that tell you you’re being selfless and sacrificial if you give and give until you have nothing left.

š—”š—²š˜„š˜€š—³š—¹š—®š˜€š—µ: š˜š—µš—®š˜’š˜€ š—»š—¼š˜ š—Æš—²š—¶š—»š—“ š˜€š—²š—¹š—³š—¹š—²š˜€š˜€. In fact, I could even argue that it’s being lazy, because learning to work hard while also giving yourself grace, learning to accept your humanness even while striving for progress, is HARD. And though short-term you may be sacrificing your own comforts for very well-meaning intentions, in the longterm you are setting yourself up to crumble, and modeling how to run yourself ragged to your kids. š—œš˜€ š˜š—µš—®š˜ š—暝—²š—®š—¹š—¹š˜† š˜„š—µš—®š˜ š˜€š˜‚š—°š—°š—²š˜€š˜€ š—¹š—¼š—¼š—øš˜€ š—¹š—¶š—øš—²?

When you go and go and go until you pass out, or you pour out and pour out until you are too dry to be patient with your family, is that love? Healthy boundaries are loving. Self-care is loving…not only to yourself, but to those you seek to serve. š—¦š—²š˜ š—®š˜€š—¶š—±š—² š˜š—¶š—ŗš—² š˜š—¼ š—±š—²š—°š—¼š—ŗš—½š—暝—²š˜€š˜€, š—®š—»š—± š˜š—暝—²š—®š˜ š˜†š—¼š˜‚š—暝˜€š—²š—¹š—³ š˜š—µš—² š˜„š—®š˜† š˜†š—¼š˜‚ š˜„š—®š—»š˜ š˜†š—¼š˜‚š—æ š—°š—µš—¶š—¹š—±š—暝—²š—» š˜š—¼ š˜š—暝—²š—®š˜ š˜š—µš—²š—ŗš˜€š—²š—¹š˜ƒš—²š˜€ š˜„š—µš—²š—» š˜š—µš—²š˜† š—®š—暝—² š—½š—®š—暝—²š—»š˜š˜€.

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