As I sit down to write this post, it feels a little selfish to be writing about making time for yourself. As wives in ministry, we easily fall into a trap of putting everyone and everything else first. Whether it is the needs of our husbands, kids, students, co-workers, friends, family, or anyone else we minister to, we are good at meeting the needs of others while neglecting to take time away to focus on our own needs, dreams, ambitions, or self-care.
A couple of weeks ago I found myself in this place. I had spent the week absorbed in everyone else’s problems. By the end of the week, I felt distant, negative, and nowhere near my normal positive, headstrong, and ambitious self.