Keeping up with the maintenance on anything from your vehicle, home, or even yourself through a visit to your doctor is mandatory! A lack of maintenance will lead to a lack in performance eventually leading to malfunction. Consider me time to be parenting maintenance.
How can you give 200 percent if you’re not putting in 100 percent for yourself? You require maintenance just like your car and home. You will only get out what you put in, so don’t sell yourself short. Think of yourself as a track star, sprinters get exhausted after so many yards but cross-country runners pace themselves. Be that cross country runner because as a parent you’re in this for the long haul. Make sure you take time out for some much needed “me time”, and don’t beat yourself up about it. Think of it this way, if you’re exhausted how will you be able to give your child 200 percent if your tank is only 20 percent full? Take your time, be patient, and consistent with carving out a little me time for yourself. And remember HE even rested on the 7th day.