Wellness Wednesday 16: Taking Care of Me

Hi lovies,

I’m sorry I missed out on last week’s Wellness Wednesday yet again. Luckily Rina is super awesome for keeping the ball running while I’m having a hard time juggling my new routines.

It’s nearly a month since I return to the corporate world. I wrote about it before, a glimpse of what my daily life looks like now.

What I haven’t share with you is how exhausted I have been. Physically and mentally.

In the pursuit of finding a new job, starting the new job, getting work clothes ready, preparing my boy to the new routines, adjusting to my commute, settling into the new environment including new people…I neglect ME.

I get up very early in the morning around 4 AM daily, got myself ready, made breakfast and sometimes snack for my boy, got him up so he can move to my mother’s room then left for the train station. Having an arrangement with my boss that I will come in early and leave at 5 helps a lot because in all honesty, I prefer to do so. I get home somewhere between 6:30ish to 7 PM and totally completely exhausted by then.

Yes, I forgot to nurture ME the most important person that have to do all of the above and more. My days are long and because I’m running on pretty much adrenaline for nearly 1 whole month, my body started to react. Protesting loudly from being neglected.

I am running on empty…

And it’s only been a month.

Exhaustion became my middle name…

I became grumpy and just not happy…

It spilled over me eventually and it’s not pretty.

Time out…I need to Start Taking Care of Me

Take care of me


I need to nurture me and stop focusing so much on others right now. Yes, I have a lot of responsibilities at the moment but I realized I must take care of me. Floating through my days feeling exhausted and depleted all the time is completely not healthy. It is time to do what make Maureen happy. Search deep within me to find my peace, my joy and happiness again.

Getting back to that place where I feel happy, content and joyful again – something I’ve forgotten how to – is my highest priority right now. I’ve let myself go for many months now (maybe even over a year) and I feel so rotten deep inside but I lied to myself, pretending to be happy is exhausting.

I’m done pretending…I’m done putting myself on the very bottom of my priorities. I’m done feeling sorry for myself for not putting me first.

It’s a time for changing around here…and it will start with me! You just wait and see.

How bout you? Do you feel guilty putting yourself first? Don’t! It’s time to take care of ourselves first.

Come link up with Rina and I this week for free writing of anything related to wellness.

How to join us?

1. No more prompts! Write anything you wish that is related to wellness, fitness, health and wellbeing. Be creative. Vlogs are more than welcome!

2. Grab the Wellness Wednesday button on your post, and on your side bar to support us in spreading the words.

3. Share and mingle. Visit at least three links (the more the better) and leave a meaningful comment in each one of them also would be great if you can help share other’s post through social media too. Rina and I will try to visit every link and share our support to everyone.

4. Comeback every Wednesday to join us!

5. Use the hashtag #WellnessWednesday #gowellnessday. 

Scoops of Joy



  1. April 22, 2015 / 4:41 pm

    It is so easy to slip away and drawn in the routine and forget about our own need. Find your happy corner and embrace it. First month is tough but I am sure you’ll dance along the rythm beautifully 🙂

  2. April 22, 2015 / 7:22 pm

    Oh hun, you really need to look after yourself and do not feel guilty in the slightest! That is a seriously long day you are doing – 5 days a week, as well as being good cop/bad cop to your son. You deserve a medal! The work routine will get easier the longer you have been at it, it is all still relatively new and shiny (or not!). You are an awesome, strong lady and you are doing the absolute best you can – keep your chin up and keep smiling!xx

  3. Saundra Rohn
    April 22, 2015 / 9:12 pm

    Oh how thankful I am for you dear daughter❤️ Praying always for you to take care of yourself first or you won’t be able to take care of anyone or anything else. God bless you and I love you very much

  4. April 22, 2015 / 9:14 pm

    I think sometimes it’s easy to forget how important our own well being is, when we’re always putting everyone else’s needs ahead of our own. Great post…thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. April 23, 2015 / 12:20 am

    It happens to the best. Fortunately you’ve recognized it right away, and understand the importance of taking care or yourself. Easier said then done, trust me I get. Just remember if when you take good care of yourself, everything else usually falls into place.

  6. April 23, 2015 / 6:43 pm

    It can be hard to look after ourselves but it is so important, make sure you do nurture yourself #wellness Wednesday

  7. April 23, 2015 / 8:59 pm

    Great for you Maureen for coming to grips with the fact that it is vital that you put yourself first. I’ll be rooting for you. Take care and be blessed.

  8. April 24, 2015 / 4:04 am

    My dearest Maureen. Do not wait until it is too late (like in my case) to show yourself some self-love. You have your little one who depends on you and you need to be whole also for him.
    I am not joining the linkup this week, but I will be stopping by everybody’s blog.
    Take care my dear!

  9. April 25, 2015 / 2:33 pm

    Hi Maureen!
    I created a “featured” button to the bloggers that have appeared in one of my ShoutOut Saturday entries.
    Please feel free to grab it and use it on your page.
    Also, I am inviting you to the Pinterest community board. Come and pin your blogs with everyone else!
    Thank you for the great information you share!

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