Are you selfless? You probably spend a lot of energy making your bosses happy. You spend most of your time making your families comfortable. Without a doubt, you are a loving and caring person.
But there is a problem that happens too often with loving, caring people like us. We become so selfless that no “self” is left for us.
There is a better way to love and care for others. Start by putting you first.
Should you always put yourself first? Not literally. However, your spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being must become a priority. By practicing excellent self-care, you will think clearer and have more energy to care for others.
Devote some time each day to care for your spirit, mind, and body. There is no one way to do this. You have to discover what best works for you.
Here are the 3 priorities for putting you first.
- The Spiritual You– Start each day with prayer and meditation. Talk to God about your problems and concerns for the day. Trust God for guidance with your tasks and decisions.
- The Emotional You– Whatever is going on in your mind drives your emotions. Let go of past hurts and disappointments by practicing forgiveness. If necessary, find a professional to help you let go of emotional pain. Find a way to relax each day.
- The Physical You– Practice good health habits each day. Eat healthier. Get a regular exercise routine. Get enough sleep. Start by making small changes and set goals for yourself.
You deserve to be your best self. The people you love and serve will greatly benefit from a healthy and stress-free you!
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