You hold it all together. Know you, love you, and take care of you.
You are the “I” that holds it all together. Are you strategically taking care of this “I” that is holding everything together? What we actually need to do is cherish the core of who we are and figure out what self-care means to us. The point of thinking about this topic is to make sure that you aim to cherish yourself and practice self-care, if not right this moment, eventually. If you aren’t there yet, just be aware of that state without putting more pressure on yourself to be there right now. It’s a journey, a lifelong journey.
From Overwhelming to Surviving, from Surviving to Thriving
Start with forgiving your imperfections and seeking help for common health issues. Are you getting enough sleep? Are you eating healthy? Are you getting enough exercise? Do you have chronic pain you have been ignoring? You can’t be your best if you aren’t taking care of the basics. Without mental and physical health, we will not be able to sustain anything. Then move on to finding things that delight you, we need that. Prioritize and protect your “me” time so that you can practice self-care.
|YOU||Cherish the Real You||Practice Self-Care|
|Overwhelmed||Forgive your imperfections||Identify underlying health issues|
|Surviving||Do activities that delight you||Work with professionals to fix issues|
|Thriving||Protect “me” time||Practice self-care for mental & physical health|