Today we are going to talk a little bit about taking care of yourself. Sounds strange doesn’t it? We women are always so busy taking care of others that we tend to neglect ourselves. Ask yourself this, “how can I take care of others if I don’t take care of myself first?” I’m talking about some “me” time, some “girls” time, just some “down” time from being a wife and mom. You can go by yourself, with a friend anyone that is another adult over 21 and not male. Whether you spend any money or just go window shopping with someone it doesn’t matter. The idea here is to have some time away from every one and responsibility. That means that any calls from home are not to be answered, unless it’s a dire emergency that dad can’t handle (no grandma is not available either). If you need to, get yourself a nice room and go soak in a bubble bath to unwind, go have your hair done, have a massage, whatever it is that you need to take care of yourself. Another thing that is important is to make sure that your partner knows what your needs are. How are they going to know unless you tell them, but don’t try and tell them during a NASCAR Race or a Football game, they will never hear you. It is important to have their full attention and that they understand what you are saying. Don’t beat around the bush, be direct in telling them your needs and how they can help meet them. Men are not mind readers, but they also don’t get all those little hints you are always dropping. You have to be direct with them, but not to the point of nasty and rude. The important thing here is that unless you take care of yourself, you are not going to be able to care of anyone else for long. It will take it’s toll. Trust me, I can tell you this from experience.