Tough (Question) Tuesday: How will you take care of you?

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Over the past two weeks, I’ve had lots of people take care of me. My husband, always (he can’t escape). My Mom, often (but if she had her way, she’d move in). My bestie, at least once a day (she always checks in). I’ve received hundreds (thousands?) of emails, Facebook comments and wall posts and messages, tweets and direct message, cards and flowers and food (and even a quilt and a blessing box!), phone calls and text messages and hugs and sincere how-are-yous and feel-better-soons.

And while man oh man, it is so so good to get so much love and helps just, well, so so much (to put it mildly – don’t worry, I wrote a song about it that I’ll be posting soon), it also made me see something totally obvious: That the best (only?) person to take care of me is me. I’ve been looking into how to change my diet (it’s all about ramping up the fruits/veggies/exercise & ramping down the booze/sugar, it seems) and what exercises would be best for me and – gasp! – even meditation (yes, the full-on hippy-dippyness is complete).

But enough of me. Let us know in the comments:

How will you take care of you?



  1. jesslynnewell says

    Beyond all of the hippy dippy stuff I know that for me knowing my limits and being self-disciplined enough to live within them is the best way to take care of myself. Also I tend to be my worst critic so the Golden Rule is actually helping with that too –

    Treat others how you want to be treated. — To flip it on its head – Am I treating myself even a good as I want to treat others? If that's not the case than I'm probably treating myself way too harshly and then that most likely is leaking into how I treat others.

    Such a vicious cycle. Acknowledging that God's providence will take care of all the kinks and being grateful for that let's me remember my place, my limits, and what being good to yourself and others truly means.

  2. Andi says

    It's so much easier to take care of others than it is to take care of yourself! I will stop everything to help a friend in need, but find it hard to take two minutes out of my day for myself. I am working on taking the time to eat properly and to drink enough water – it's amazing how even these necessities of life can get lost!

  3. Joanna says

    I've been making an effort to get to the gym for 3 workouts a week and one yoga class (not only for my body but also for my brain–this is my time to think and process things), to have at least one fruit and one vegetable a day (I say start small), and to make sure I have some alone/quiet time to read, write, be.

    PS–my favorite way to get fruit is in smoothies, and I dig meditation! Keep your head up!

  4. says

    well we just moved to a new country and by the end of the day my head is about to spin right off after dealing with new schools, new bureaucracy, new house, new culture and all in a new language (not to mention my still newish baby). So I sit down and watch several episodes of 30 Rock on my laptop (a friend loaded all the seasons) and I just giggle.

    My friend aimee turned me onto you and your awesome self and just know that I’m rooting for you and your tatas from way over in Israel. xo

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