It is important to look after yourself, to care for yourself.
Do you find this easy or are you comfortable caring for others?
I found for myself it was easier caring for others and not for me.
I would put everything before what I would like to do.
It seemed so selfish to me that I would do anything nice for myself. My beautiful friends kept reminding me to do something nice for myself.
My answer was always yes, with a lot of hesitation and question marks.
What did it look like to care for yourself what do you do?
Those questions kept rolling around in my mind.
I would see friends going to have a facial, a pedicure, to short holiday, to buy some nice perfume or to buy those shoes.
I am in a lovely career now that is about looking after others and helping others. I love what I do, I keep saying it but I really do.
When you are in a career where you are giving a lot to others you really do need to take care of yourself.
You need to take care of yourself so that you do not burn out, you need to recharge so that you can run your race.
This year is a new season and a new way of doing things.
So I am challenging myself to take care of myself and some of the ideas that I would like to do are-
o Going for a walk, finding somewhere nice to go
o Going out for dinner
o Have a facial
o Have a pedicure
o Catch up with friends for coffee
o Watching a DVD
o Being Creative
o Take photos
o Go on a mini holiday
o Have an afternoon where I could just read an inspiring book
o Have a pyjama day
o Buying something nice for the house
o Sleeping in
o And more.
I also need to schedule these things to do in my diary, just like I would do for an appointment with someone else.
So my question is what will you do this week to take care of yourself?
I would love to hear some of your ideas as well.
Will share more soon.