How do you feel when you read this?
Do you agree?
Is your initial reaction something along the lines of “well of course!” or “that’s a given”?
Do you live your life with priority toward you?
Or are you one to place the needs of others before your own?
As a parent, particularly as a mother, neglecting needs of self is commonplace. Focus is directed toward children, their health, happiness, safety and education, often to the detriment of self.
As an adult son or daughter, similar concerns apply as you find yourself becoming more involved with the medical appointments of a parent, or worry for their physical or mental well-being.
The thing is, you cannot offer the best of you if you don’t have access to the best you.
This does not mean you abandon all responsibility to focus on yourself. Becoming the best ‘you’ involves taking the time to care for ‘self’.
It may be 10 minutes at the start of the day to sit quietly, to set a positive intention, choose an oracle card, or to just breathe into your body with conscious positive intent. It may be quiet time at day’s end to give thanks for the day, it’s activities, it’s learnings. It may be a massage, sitting on the grass, digging in your garden.
Whatever you choose to do, do it with the conscious intent to do what pleases you, to do that which brings you joy, makes you happy 😊
Enable yourself to enjoy giving to others by making your own happiness your priority 💗