Self Care/ Not putting us first!
I wanted to take this moment to talk about the topic of putting everyone around you first before yourself. I know it is hard with work, children, social events, motherhood/fatherhood/single parent , caregiver ect to do all the things we want to do but if we don't take the time for ourselves it's near impossible to take care of others. I sent this to a client and this was her response:
Hope you are doing well. How has this past week been? What barriers did you encounter this past week with your goals? What things can we do this next week to overcome those barriers?
Hope to hear from you soon,
Wow, Chris. That is an excellent question. I think I tend to put my needs after everyone else’s. I guess sometimes I need to focus on me and what is good for me....like exercise!
Thanks for making me think!
I'm not saying "Hey, don't take care of others", but just like on an airplane we need to put our mask on first before helping others. If we are not in the right mindset, not getting enough sleep, not fueling our body properly everything we want/have worked for will either go or we get caught in negative self talk and the cycle continues.
Please take that moment for yourself, if it's 10 minutes or 60 minutes it doesn't matter. If you can't take care of yourself, how are you going to take care of others?