When I was growing up as a child I was always taught that as a woman we are suppose to be polite, courteous, nurturing, and sophisticated at all times. I have come to wonder why women are brought up so differently than men. That man they are taught to be secure, confident, aggressive, and unruly and it’s expectable. The roles in society have changed so much that men are no longer viewed a s the head of the household and more women are becoming less submissive and are taking control over their careers and finances.
This brings me back the title “Spreading Yourself Too Thin” as a woman it’s so much easier to say “Yes” then “No” when really the honest truth is you want to say “No” because a lot of decisions from vacations to planning a wedding to making reservations at a nice restaurant are placed on a women’s shoulder. When this is done over a period of time resentment can build so in this article I wanted to speak out and have a platform to say “no” at work and at home. It’s okay to allow yourself to breath and be still by grabbing a good girlfriend of yours and have a cocktail, go to the spa, or just relax.
Sometimes I have to mentally challenge myself and remind myself that “I am not a machine” I am a person created in His own image and that is “okay” to say no and get back to self. It is vital and necessary to be good to yourself because in order to be good to others you must know your limits and for once take care of your own needs instead of putting everyone else’s needs before your own being a entrepreneur, a home owner, working women, returning to school, and person who likes to travel life can become unbalanced and hectic.
So it’s okay to take time out not just on “Mother’s Day” but at least once a weekend to reconnect to the people you love and giving yourself one day just to get back to self.