Now while this might seem like a ridiculous statement, most us always feel pulled in several different directions. We might really want to ride three times a week, but deep down we always feel guilty when we do. We might feel like in order to get our own horsie time, something always suffers. The housework doesn't get done; we miss time with the kids; we don't get to visit with the spouse much...the list could be endless. But in all reality, we need to slow down and truly understand how important us time is.
When I have time with my horses, I am a better human. I am a better wife, mom, and friend. I am happier; I feel fulfilled; my cup is overflowing so I can easily give to others. How does having time with your equine partners make you feel? Write it down now. OK, now look at your list. See how important it is? See how your version of self-care actually matters to you, and how it affects your loved ones? Don't let guilt stop you from going to the barn. Don't let the fear of getting behind with -insert your concern here- prevent you from taking care of yourself.
Now that you know, start reverse engineering your day so that you know you'll fit in me-time. "In order to ride I need to do X, Y, Z and some A, B, C."