I came across this sign on a hike. The spot had seen too much traffic and needed a chance to rejuvenate.
Don't you think every mom should own one of these signs?
picketers for self-care
to pull out and flash like a referee waving a red card in a soccer game
or to put on her bedroom door
when she really, really needs a moment's peace
a chance to collect herself.
National Parks close certain areas for regrowth in order to preserve the long-term wellness of a place. Sounds like a good idea to me! Remember it's okay to need time for "regrowth." It's okay to cultivate yourself (the definition of cultivate being "to promote or improve the growth of something by labor and attention.") Print out this picture, if you want, as a reminder (or to put on your bedroom door :). You really will have more to give.