We are often led to believe that taking time for ourselves is selfish because we have responsibilities. And because there are never enough hours in the day!
As parents, our children naturally come first, but our career is also a priority. Not to mention we need to make time for fitness or to socialise. Running from place to place and never having a moment to breathe, it starts to feel like you are failing in everything because you can’t dedicate your all to anything!
But we can’t continuously give to others and not take any time for ourselves. Ask yourself, are you any less important? Are you any less deserving? No. Because you are the most important person in your life!
Take a breath. You are not failing. You are amazing. The failure would be forgetting that fact!
Self-care can be the smallest of things, and it’s crucial. Self-care can be taking a 10-minute tea break in the garden, or enjoying a soak in the bath at the end of a long day. Indulging in some ‘me time’ isn’t selfish. If you want to be the best version of yourself for your family and your career, you first need to take care of yourself.
When you care for yourself you will be healthier, and happier. You can inspire and set a good example. You can feel proud of your achievements. Most importantly, you can stop feeling guilty! You deserve time to yourself, and you must look after yourself. If you want to be there for everyone around you, you must first be there for yourself! The happier version of you is also more fun to be around, wait and see what happens, and see how many more people will want to vibe with you!