Self care is a critical part of living a well-balanced life. But it can be a real struggle when there are more things to do in a day than there is time to do them, and if you are used to putting everyone and everything before your own needs. But in order for you to deal best with life’s demands and be energetic and available to those you love, it is important that you make time for yourself.
Until you get into the habit of taking time for yourself, schedule time in your calendar to do things that you enjoy and make all necessary arrangements ahead of time. If you need to arrange for babysitters, budgeting, confirm with friends, or get help from your spouse, do not allow any obstacles to prevent you from taking time for yourself. Whether it is 15 minutes to take a warm bath, a walk around the block, or a night out with your friends, it is imperative to take care of you before stress and fatigue make you ill. Because the more refreshed and balanced you are, the more you will be able to care for the people and things that matter most in your life.
Taking ‘me time’ will make a huge difference in your satisfaction and fulfillment and life.