Are you taking care of yourself?
This is a question you might hear but ignore as you continue to put more commitments on your plate. I understand, as a mom, I’ve made the mistake time and again of putting myself as the last on the list. I appreciate and cherish my role as someone present and meeting my kids’ needs first.
However, eventually, I realized it was unsustainable for my well-being after I got my wake-up call. After a routine visit to the doctor, I found out my blood glucose test result was borderline prediabetes. It was my body’s wisdom to signal that I needed to take better care of myself. The unexpected results made me realize how my well-being mattered most.
Time to Prioritize Your Well-Being
Self-care matters. Particularly to those who are SELFLESS GIVERS. Is that you? You give so much of yourself, spending most of your day answering the needs of family, friends, and colleagues.
When you continually commit, you drain your well-being. Eventually, you might experience a shift. Perhaps you lose your sense of self. You might feel your mental and emotional capacities nearing empty. You’re distracted, less productive, and more irritable. You notice changes in your physical health. More sick days, less energy, or out-of-range blood levels (like me!).
You now realize something has to change.
Where to begin?
The first step is being aware and acknowledging where you are today. Give yourself compassion. Offer yourself words of kindness. You make a difference every day to 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 taking care of yourself first? What would that look and feel like?
When you leverage your strengths of responsibility, commitment, and dedication to others, you can overcome the hurdles and create space for self-care. You can be a role model as 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. When you give yourself loving care, you fill your vessel, have more of yourself to give to others, and continue to be a positive force in your family and community.
So tell me, how are you taking care of yourself today?
If you’re looking for more support with implementing self-care behaviors into your lifestyle, please schedule a free 30-min discovery session with me.