I need your help.
I need your help taking the break.
I so desperately need and deserve it.
I just don’t have the courage to take one.
I need your help because without it, I won’t do it for myself.
When I try to relax and reset, the mom guilt consumes me.
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It’s the kind of guilt only a mother would understand.
The never-ending laundry.
The dirty dishes.
The constant cycle that seems to leave me out.
All of it weighs me down.
It leaves me exhausted.
And I can’t help but feel selfish if I try to take some time for myself.
This guilt is so difficult to explain.
Just take a break. How hard can it be?
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I can’t even take 30 minutes to myself without feeling like this.
This is why I need your help taking a break.
Buy me a movie ticket for myself.
Bring me home a new book to read alone.
Run me a bath for just me.
Give me a few kids-free and house-free hours.
Schedule some time for me to work on my dreams.
Send me to dinner alone at my favorite restaurant.
Book me a hotel room for the night—for one.
Set me up for a pedicure, a massage, anything.
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Help me take a break for me. Don’t ask me, just do it.
If not, I won’t do it for myself. I will not make myself. I will talk myself out of it.
I hope one day I will learn to say no to the guilt and say yes to me.
For now, just help me. I need this break.