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The first step into taking care of yourself is realizing that you are worthy of the time and making sure you have the time to accomplish what will make you feel happy about yourself again. "You are just as important as any other person or task that you face in your daily. Self neglect is especially easy when you have children. Children are dependent on their mothers, we provide love and care. A mother will tend to make sure every aspect of the child is taken care of and once the day is over we realize all the things that we forgot to do for ourselves, like in my case eating!
Studies have shown that a woman who doesn't have "me" time are those ones who tend to be over weight, stresses more and sleep less. Recent research has shown that women today are less happy than they have been over the past 40 years. There are many theories about why, but lack of free time can be a major reason. (From the article:Finding Me Time) I know when I take time out for myself and neglect things that I know I should be doing, leads to self guilt and only makes me work 10 times harder the next day. I need to learn that it's okay to be selfish sometimes.
Once you have established how important it is to take care of you then you need to learn what you need to do to reach the goal of your self liking. You ever see a woman who you think is beautiful and have the train of thought, "Wow, I wish I had her body!" Please remember that we are meant to be different and that what works for one person may not work for you. Once person can eat all day and don't gain any weight, but I can eat a slice of cake and I swear I gain 5lbs from it. Pick your goal and figure out what is realistic for you to reach that goal. If you know you can't cancel carbs then eat them in moderation. If you know you have to have a soda, then reward yourself with one at the end of the week.
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Remember being healthy starts with you! Take time for you and that doesn't necessarily mean having to work out and eat healthy. It can be referred to as just going to Barnes and Nobles having a coffee and reading a book. "Me Time" can help prevent an unhealthy lifestyle.
Read this article (Finding Time for "Me" Time) This article breaksdown different thing you can do for yourself depending on how much time you have to give.