We all can get caught in the hustle and bustle of life. As we take on more tasks, responsibilities, and obligations, we must remember to take care of ourselves in order to serve our role in the world.
I live a busy life taking care of my family and working. It’s very easy to get caught up in work, school pick-ups, cooking meals, chauffeuring to various sports activities, etc., but at the end of the day, I can’t do anything for anyone else if I don’t take care of myself first. I find that my body will tell me (often through physical ailment) if I’m doing too much and not focusing on self-care. Typical signs for me are experiencing extreme fatigue and suffering from nagging headaches. I’m sure you have your own signs.
It’s important to do what you need to do to take care of yourself. It’s critical to you giving the best of yourself to those around you. You have unique talents, skills, and abilities that only you can share and the world will be a better place for it.
When I work with clients or interact with anyone for that matter, my objective is to do whatever I can to support them and help them be their best self (whatever that may be). I can’t do that if I don’t bring my full self. When I function from a place of authenticity and wholeness, I am best equipped to help others.
Take the time to recognize when you need to stop and focus on yourself. Give yourself the time, space, and tools you need to be your best. Everyone in your life will be the better for it.