Definition: to keep quiet or be silent
More often than not ‘Mum’ is silent about what her needs are. Mums usually put everyone before themselves. When Mum is unwell she doesn’t get to lie in bed for a couple of days to get better. Mum will take the smallest or the worst or miss out all together when it comes to meals, breaks, time out (which is usually a visit to the toilet or a shower – if lucky enough to be uninterrupted) or anything for that matter.
Ever heard of the ‘burnt chop’ syndrome? Mum has the burnt chop and serves everyone else the perfectly cooked chops….
My focus for the coming year is to reach out and help Mums everywhere to stop and take care of themselves. This has been inspired by an influx of patients (Mums) that have not made themselves a priority for such a long time that health issues are starting to arise. My mum recently reminded me of the elderly lady that lived at the end of our street when I was a child. ‘Mrs Jones used to say if the mother doesn’t look after herself properly, then how can she look after her family well?’
Don’t ‘keep quiet or be silent’ (and I am not suggesting you start complaining about life). Take a look at your health, your mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing ask yourself what is that one thing you have put off for a week, months or years.
This may be addressing your weight, having more energy, getting to the bottom of your constant headaches, regulating or fixing some issue with your cycle, poor sleep, stress or just a complete health check.
Book yourself in for some TLC. Please note, I am taking my own advice…. Being a mum myself (3 precious darlings) I understand where you are coming from and would love to get you on the way to being the best you. So no more burnt chops for you.