Hey you. Yes, you.
Do yourself a favor this weekend.
Find some time for yourself.
Wake up a few minutes before everyone else and pour yourself a nice cup of tea and just sit.
Let the kids watch an extra cartoon or two and peruse Pinterest.
Maybe it’s time to send them to your mother’s house while you get that manicure.
Or have your husband take them to the park while you call your favorite far away girlfriend for a chat.
Don’t say the words “I’m so burnt out” or “I’m so tired.” Don’t even give in to the thought.
Laugh a little. Dance a little. Put on a little lipstick.
Look in the mirror and appreciate what you see.
Pat yourself on the back if no one is doing it for you.
Forget about being the best mom/wife/employee/caretaker for a minute, and just focus on being the best you.
If you don’t…who will?
Update: this post is already generating some great, inspiring feedback. Jasmine Tweeted at me to tell me it prompted her to find time in her busy morning routine today to stop at Tartine and buy herself a morning treat (mmmm….Tartine….). If you find one of those moments this weekend for yourself, please share with me on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram (links in the right sidebar) or of course right here in the comments. Would love to hear about it!