As a parent, we often times put our needs and wants on the back burner. Some of you are so busy that you don’t even know when you last showered. Just kidding. But seriously, I would like to encourage everyone to flip it around this week. Here’s what I mean.When we properly take care of ourselves, we can properly take care of others. When you fly, what do they instruct you to do first in an emergency? That’s right, put your oxygen mask on first. It’s not being selfish, it’s simply being smart.

Start with being kind to yourself with getting that needed rest, workout, etc. It will make it a lot easier to be kind to others when we are kind to ourselves. Give kindness a try. It’s free.