Have I ever told you about the time I accidentally went 2 years without taking a vacation?
I was SO BUSY running my business, training clients, trying to be a good daughter/sister/friend/girlfriend/etc. that I thought I didn’t have time to focus on myself.
Actually, I wasn’t even aware enough to think about it. It just happened.
And it wasn’t long until I realized I was completely overwhelmed, exhausted, irritable, and had countless other not-so-great feelings.
Talk about a face-palm moment.
I was so in my head and thinking about everything I needed to do that I forgot to be PRESENT –
And in the process, I was robbing myself of the chance to make TODAY a great day.
It’s the classic dilemma of letting the “urgent” get in the way of the important. We all do it from time to time.
We focus on all the things we think we SHOULD do …
and that usually means putting our own self-care on the backburner.
But here’s where we get it twisted: those 30 minutes you spend TODAY taking care of yourself will make everything else in your life easier.
And it all comes down to today.
What you do TODAY is going to impact your tomorrow.
Thirty minutes of quiet time, 30 minutes of preparing healthy meals for the week, 30 minutes of sweating it out …
It’s literally just 2% of your day.
So what’s ONE thing you can do today to prioritize your self-care?
Tomorrow, you’ll wish you did that thing today.
Whatever the first thing that popped into your head was …
make it as “urgent” as all of the other things you have to do today.
Here’s what I’m currently doing: taking a weekly rest day and getting a massage. I'm truly allowing myself to step away from it all for a couple of hours to relax and release stress and tension in my mind and body.
Make sure you carve out some “you” time today.
Share with us in the comments how you plan on taking care of yourself this week!