I firmly believe in the importance of self-care. Women tend to put everyone else first, often giving up the little indulgences that seem frivolous compared to taking care of others.
But those indulgences are anything but frivolous. We need to take care of ourselves beyond the most basic needs…And if we’re being honest, sometimes even those basic needs aren’t even being met. How many times have you sat down to eat a cold dinner after serving everyone else, only to scoop food from your plate onto your child’s after he requested seconds? How often do you put off replacing your old, falling apart underwear because your growing boy needs new underwear? And when is the last time you bought a new lipstick or nail polish, just because you wanted it?