And what exactly can we do to take better care of ourselves? Do we even know how to do it? Or do we use so much energy on others, their needs or wishes that we forget our own needs over and over?
Many times I get the feeling that some people actually get disappointed when I take time to me and can’t be available for them. And to be honest, so do I. Why the hell do i always get this bad conscious when I say no? Fear of not being good enough or to be alone makes us often burn the candle in both ends. And therefore the circle will never end.
Don’t get me wrong, I love to take care of my family and friends, but many times I have to take a step back and take a long hard look at myself. And I don’t always like what I see. And then I feel bad again… I’m a mom and my kids always goes first, so does my husband. Even though I fail sometimes I hope they know I’m there for them. But if I’m not in a good place, I can’t be the best for them either.
So you see, we need to make it a priority to take care of ourselves. And it’s not just about enough sleep, good food or pampering with new hairstyles or do your nails. It’s about taking time to breath…to do what makes you smile and feel that you are really living the life you want.
It can be taking a walk in the park, go out for coffee or even a long nap with your phone turned off. These days we use our phones way to much and the art of a good conversation will fade more and more. When you try to talk to someone and they are texting at the same time, you don’t feel interesting at all.
What do you do to take care of yourself?