In our busy lives, we can fall into the habit of taking care of everything else before we take care of ourselves. We take care of our careers, our friends and loved ones, our clients and bosses. In the hustle and bustle of life, we fall to the bottom of our “to do” list.
Then we trick ourselves into believing that we will take care of our needs after we take care of everyone else’s.
But when we do this, we suffer, and everyone around us does too. We grow dull and tired. We lack energy, enthusiasm and a zest for life. And inevitably our bodies break down and become ill. And when this happens, we cannot take care of ourselves, let alone anyone else. At least, not very well.
The solution is to take care of yourself WHILE you take care of others. Chapter 2 of Frustration: The Breakfast of Champions, will help you create routines to boost your energy, improve your nutrition, and be kind to your body!
Do not wait to handle everything else first, allowing yourself only to have whatever scraps of energy remain. Instead, make time each day to move, rest, breathe, and be. In the long run, this will not only help you take better care of yourself… but it will help you take better care of everything else that’s important to you too.
What’s one simple way you can take care of YOURSELF today?