I’m just wanting to share some thoughts that I’ve been having a lot lately. Self-care.
I don’t know about you, but this is something that has taken me a long time to be ok with. For the longest time I used to think, and still struggle with some days, that if I took time to do something for myself or not do something, I was being selfish. Or if not selfish, lazy in some way.
Honestly, looking back, I think it’s silly and I wish I would have understood this sooner.
How are we supposed to love and give freely and without bounds, if we don’t take care of ourselves? My sister always says, “You can’t pour from an empty cup” and she’s so right!
Anyways, I don’t have much else to say except, we need to start taking care of ourselves and not when it’s too late. Take care of your health, your relationships, your overall well-being and do it without feeling guilty.
I used to feel guilty and on the verge of stressed out if I took time for myself, because I viewed it as lazy and not living up to my potential. Well, here’s the deal…I can’t live up to my full potential if I am sick or unable to because I’m completely burnt out. You know what else? You can’t either!
This year, I’ve really come to understand the importance of self-care in my life and I just wanted to share with you all that realization in hopes you would maybe make the changes you have been feeling you need to make, without the guilt.
Take care of yourself.
I love you all and I wish you well.