We give so much of ourselves on a daily basis to others: working, cooking, cleaning, caring, connecting, providing, listening, and volunteering- but who takes care of us? Life has a habit of beating us down unless we set aside time to prioritize and take care of ourselves. We do not need to wait until “this task is complete” or until “that event has happened”, because we know once we complete one task there are always more to immediately follow. The down time we expect rarely happens, and more things are added to the “to do list”. Unfortunately, by ignoring ourselves it leads to menial tasks taking longer and the effects of aging suddenly begin to appear faster.
The days keep passing and your symptoms from how drained you are keep building until something chronic knocks you down. Now it’s time to take a look in the mirror. Have you been avoiding yourself? Have the years gone by and you feel there is nothing you can do about it now? I am here to tell you that: #1- It is never too late to make healthy, positive changes in your daily life, #2- Prioritizing yourself does not make you selfish.
Here are some ideas for Taking Care of You:
- Give yourself just 20 minutes a day that is all your own. Pray, meditate, listen to music that you like or read something that is helpful, fun and not work related.
- Do 10 minutes of what I call “unsolicited writing” every day. Set a timer and just put the pen on the piece of paper and start writing anything. It will help clean out the clutter in your brain.
- Change one thing for the better in your nutrition. Try to stop eating wheat or drink the recommended daily amount of water. Many people are dehydrated or have stomach issues because of the wheat. If you have questions on how to do this, know that we have experts with 30 years of experience ready to help you.
- Treat yourself to a facial or a detox foot bath. Soak your feet and watch the toxins leave as you meditate, read or just listen to the soothing background music.
Make a promise to yourself to be good to you. Carve out a little extra time in your hectic schedule for you and you may be surprised at how much happier it will make you feel and how much easier it will be to care of others.