Most of us feel selfish when we realize we need time for self—especially when you have kids—it’s as if we all decided that becoming a responsible adult meant the end of all activities geared towards personal enjoyment. There was to be no more fun…ever.
Well, forgive me for saying so, but, that’s a load of crap!
Being a mother, father, sister, brother, cousin, friend, daughter, or son in no way obligates you to remain tethered to playing whatever role you feel you’re expected to play. You are entitled to take that fishing/hunting trip, go see that movie you’ve been wanting to see, or make that jaunt to the local mall to catch up on your window-shopping.
You are every bit as important as those you give your time to, and if you don’t recharge, you will regress into the solemn, sad, and stressed out state that lends to depression, anger, and resentment.
You owe it to yourself to be mindful of your needs—even if that means being selfish—and whenever the guilt creeps in, just remind yourself that even God rested on day seven.