5 Steps to Taking Care of Yourself Step 2: Make Yourself a Priority
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In order to take better care of ourselves, we have to make ourselves a PRIORITY not an OPTION!
We seem to let our health and time for ourselves go to the wayside because we’re always so busy taking care of everything else around us. We feel like we have to keep it all together and get everything done in a timely manner and if we don’t the whole world will fall apart on us. NOT TRUE! It’s sad to see how many people think this way and just don’t take the time to make themselves a priority.
We just continue to neglect ourselves and think nothing of it. Should we happen to take a few minutes to ourselves, we then feel guilty and think we could be using that time elsewhere. We think it’s selfish to take time for ourselves.
If YOU don’t make time for YOU then WHO will?
We are constantly saying I SHOULD take time for myself, I SHOULD workout and eat better,I SHOULD get a better job, I SHOULD do this or that. Don’t wait for that SHOULD to become a MUST. That’s too late then. You’ll be kicking yourself in the butt if you wait until that happens. It may be too late then.
When you make yourself a priority not only do YOU benefit but those around you will also. If you are constantly burned out, what do you have left to give others? I’m not saying you should NEVER do for others BUT you have to do for YOU first in order to be able to give to others. You need to take better care of yourself and be the very best you can be, for yourself, and for the people in your life. You owe it to them. You should not feel guilty for choosing to do so, as you are the most important person in your life!
When you make yourself a priority you’ll feel less stressed, you’ll be happier and you will have more patience.
So how do you start making yourself a priority?
Take a look at these simple steps
- Learn to say “NO” without feeling guilty: Quit trying to do EVERYTHING for EVERYONE. Saying “No” will free up some of your time and the person who asked you will find someone else to help them.
- Make scheduled “ME” time: Be sure that you make the time YOU and fit it into your regular schedule. Your “Me Time” should be as important as anything else in your life. It is a priority.
- Commit to YOURSELF: Make YOU a PRIORITY, no excuses!
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