I have been doing a lot of reading in the last while about selfishness and self-care, and the fact that while it is good to be selfless in an emergency situation once the emergency is over one should revert to proper self-care.
Taking care of myself was not a priority in twenty-sixteen. There were other more important things that needed my attention. I have started looking at how to take better care of myself in twenty-seventeen. The two biggest things that are going to help me with that is that I have help. My amazing housekeeper is back from maternity leave, and I have more help with child care.
I have also been reflecting on why it was so much easier to keep the house clean while we lived in Costa Rica and immediately after we returned. I have come to the conclusion that it was a case of us having less stuff and because of that being better organized. It is a challenge to get rid of stuff, especially when there are memories linked to the stuff, but sometimes you can hold onto the memories but let go of the stuff.
And so in the weeks to come I am probably going to be letting go of more stuff. Keeping the high quality, useful things and letting go of the rest and I am looking forward to it.