I hope everyone is having a great morning. I started thinking about my life, and asking myself am I taking care of me? The honest answer is sometimes- How many of you feel the same way?? Sometimes I know for me I forget how wonderfully made I am. I tend to worry and think about others so much that I forget I am just as important as the next person. Who can relate?? I have learned over these past couple of years that no one takes better care of you than you. Often times people think self-care must take an exorbitantly amount of money to pour back into you- I'm here to tell you that it doesn't take a lot of money, or a lot of time. What it takes is you!!! You need to set a time to love you, like you, spend time with you. It sounds impossible but it is not, trust me. Start scheduling a few minutes a day to check in with yourself. Take a few deep breaths, listen to your favorite song, do some stretches, drink your favorite coffee, tea, etc, talk to someone that makes you laugh, watch a comedy, or whatever show brings a smile to your face, write down positive affirmations about yourself, read religious works, or listen to motivational speakers. I think you get my point. You have to pour into yourself, before you can pour into others. That means your children, friends, spouse, significant other, employer, peers, or anyone else for that matter. I learned that lesson when my mom passed away 10 years ago, and after I got married, I forgot again. But that is okay. Life is about learning lessons, making mistakes, and changing your journey. So let's all start our new journey by pouring into ourselves.
How will you start your journey? Share your perspective.....
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