Allowing ourselves time to breathe, to just be in the moment helps us to become centred, to become calmed and in calmness we find clarity.
Your mind is a powerful tool, and once you begin to harness it and become the master of your thoughts, instead of allowing your thoughts to rule you, you will find that many stresses ease or disappear from your life.
We lived and learned and grew and throughout it all we tried to seize the day, carpe diem, savouring the time we have with our girls.
Try thinking of it in this way; to give love and live fully you need to feel loved - first and foremost by your own self - you need to fill you up with self love before you can give or receive it, otherwise you're just trying to pour from an empty vessel. So quit berating yourself and start loving yourself.