Are you taking care of yourself?
This is a question that usually comes up when I feel exhausted. As a Mom and a soon to be retired military spouse (woohoo no more deployments!), I’ve experienced days of self neglect. I love being the primary caregiver for my children – to be always present meeting their needs first. Until one day I received unexpected results from a routine physical exam. This is when I realized my well-being mattered most. Not only to me, but also to those I love.
So this question arises time and time again – Are you taking care of yourself?
Where to begin?
The first step is bringing the awareness to the forefront that this is who you are today. Give yourself compassion! Offer yourself words of kindness – how you positively impacted the people you nurture and support! Yet now it’s time to shift the focus on you.
Imagine the possibilities. Who are you a year from today. Are you continuing to give…but taking care of yourself first? What would that look and feel like? When you leverage your strengths of responsibility, commitment, and dedication to others to satisfy your own wellness needs. Forge a path towards becoming a selfless giving woman who nurtures self-care. The possibility starts with your action.
I believe you have the power within you to take control and be in charge of your well-being. To place yourself first to fully serve your purpose and be the positive force in your family and community.