Spring is finally peeking it’s head out from under the covers. I don't think I could have survived another cold, wet, miserable Saturday soccer game. Don’t get me wrong, I love, absolutely love, going to my kids soccer games. I even like going to soccer practice. I get to sit in the great outdoors, feeling the sun and the wind. I get to close my eyes and breathe, sometimes it’s my first deep breath of the day. It’s my time. If I don't want to interact with other parents, I don’t. I can read a book, listen to a podcast, look at Facebook, or just sit with my eyes closed.
It is part of my “taking care of me” routine. We all have busy lives and taking the time to slow down and check in with ourselves is very important. If we don't refill our stock piles of energy, empathy, sympathy, love, compassion, stick-to-it-ness and other must haves, we won’t have it to give to anyone else.
I encourage you to find time in your routine to take care of yourself. Sometimes we find the answer in the unlikeliest places… like soccer practice.