Why is taking care of you so difficult?
We know we should….we know everyone would benefit from it….we know we deserve it… and yet we find it nearly impossible to take care of ourselves? Why is everyone else more important than we are? Why do we feel like we have to drop everything anytime anyone asks us?
When did we lose the ability to JUST SAY NO….?
We have to think about what will they think of me if I don’t help? It’s selfish to make myself a priority. Why do we care so much about what others think? Oh so many questions with no answers. We were raised to take care of others. That is what I hear the most. We need to learn to put ourselves 1st so everyone else can benefit from our happiness. How about we make ourselves a priority.
Learn to say NO with no explanation.
If you don’t want to do something or you can’t NO is a completely sentence. The more wordy the explanation the more the person does not believe you. No one needs to know why you are saying no. Most people will not even question you. And if they do just say you are busy. Trust me taking care of yourself makes you busy.
Find time to do the things you love.
Stop making the bed, put your hair in a pony tail , cook and prep a weeks worth of dinners, clean efficiently, make a list. Figure out your time sucks ( those things that you do over and over throughout the day) and figure out how to get more time for you.
Now make a list of me time activities
Make a 10, 30, 60 and full day list. Try to take some me time every day. You take a day off work to rejuvenate, how about we do that in our everyday lives. Take a day off. Schedule it and stop saying you don’t have time.
Take care of yourself so you can be your best for others💙
Live a life you Love ❤️