It's easy as a mom to put everyone above yourself. So, I have a new person to add to that list -- Future You. Sometimes framing nourishing activities in terms of an abstract future self is easier than being kind to ourselves in the moment.
So, what can I do for Future Kari that will make her life a little bit easier?
Go to bed early, so I am rested tomorrow.
Wash my dishes as I use them, so I'm not stuck with a bunch at the end of the day when I'm exhausted.
Make my bed. Future me loves climbing into one that's made.
Make fun plans with friends to go to a favorite hot spot.
Grab the apple vs. the cookie, so I don't feel gross in the morning.
So, today -- do one thing for Future YOU. She's worth it.