Several years ago my cousin came to visit my grandma while she lived here with us. At the end of the weekend, as she hugged me good-bye she said something that has stuck with me. "You need to take as good care of yourself as you do everyone else."
And she was right. For so long, I've put myself on the back burner, and waited on everyone, made sure each person got where they needed to go, made sure meals were made to satisfy everyone, stayed up late to take care of details that no one may remember in years to come. I think this comes with being a mother, doesn't it?
I have no desire to stop taking care of my family, but I do desire to take on less stress for myself, eat better, and make time for activities that I enjoy. And that I am doing. Call it a resolution, call it a lifestyle change, or any other thing that you desire. I finally understand that it isn't selfish to take time for myself, and it's very freeing.