By Dr. Evan Pulver-
What happens at your house when mom gets sick? If you're like many families, life may be put on hold when mom is sidelined with illness, migraine/headaches, or fatigue. And many mothers do not like to take the time off to recover and rest because they may have several obligations- careers, families, and church/civic groups- to tend to. Time off is simply not an option! But it's important.
The natural tendency for some parents is to put the needs of others ahead of their own. This thinking is toxic. Just as the flight attendant reminds passengers to put on their own air mask first, parents- especially moms- need to take time for their own health NOW before caring for others. Waiting until secondary conditions or symptoms are present is not the smartest decision. If you're a mom, give yourself permission to take care of yourself. Having more energy and vitality will make the other tasks of your day more manageable. If you're a spouse, create the TIME for Mom to practice self care.
Strategies for Mom
Here are a few simple strategies that mom can do today to boost her vitality, energy, and overall health. Some are free, some require some planning and resources.
Moms make the world go round. They deserve to be pampered, and at the very least cared for and kept healthy. And I would like to give a special thanks to my mom, Wendy, who I know is reading this article to the very end, liking the post on Facebook, and printing a copy to show my grandma. I love you, Mom!
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Dr. Evan Pulver