I’d like to think of myself as the kind of lady who takes good care of herself.
But as referenced in my martyr post, I haven’t been doing too good a job of that.
Not enough sleep,
Not enough vegetables,
Not enough exercise.
Too much mean self-talk,
Too much judgment,
Too much apologizing.
And it gets me all pinchy and
Since better self-care was one of my New Year’s resolvations, I’ve had to work fast.
Here’s how I’m applying myself:
See, I think it’s really great to do nice things for other people.
You do too, I can tell.
I like to surprise folks,
Get them little gifts,
But I can’t seem to apply that thinking to me.
So I started thinking of Future Helen Jane as another lady, separate from me.
A nice lady.
A deserving lady.
Future Helen Jane is just trying her hardest.
Wouldn’t it be nice to do something for Future Helen Jane right now?
And in this way, exercise dvds get completed,
Wrinkle cream gets applied,
Self-talk turns to kindness.
What’s something nice you can do for Future You today?
Future You is a nice lady.
Future You is a deserving lady.
I can tell that Future You is just trying her hardest.
What can you do for Future You today?