Are you compromising your well being by giving away too much time and energy?
Do you ever feel like you are so wrapped up in the daily work and household responsibilities that self-care isn't even an option?
Maybe you feel so busy that you don't even know what you need or where to start. Oh, and if you were to take some time for you, that would mean something or someone else wouldn't get taken care of and that would stress you out even more.
I hear you. There is often a lot of guilt associated with "self-care". There are a lot of stories we tell ourselves about why we shouldn't invest in our personal growth, health and happiness.
I spent a lot of my life seeking approval and acceptance of others to feel good about myself. Feeling as though I was not doing enough or providing enough lead to an over-giving of myself emotionally, mentally and physically. I was't living in balance, and I wasn't accepting myself as I was. I was trying to be what I thought everyone needed me to be, which created a lot of pressure and anxiety. That pattern was not sustainable.
I share this with you because I know I'm not alone and maybe you need to know you're not alone either.
The more I listen to my heart and live from a place of truth I am more aware of how to give and receive in balance, and really tune in to what I need to feel good and be my best.
At the end of the day, do you want to feel loved, whole, nourished and in balance? Give yourself some time today to listen to your heart and make a list of 10 things that enrich your life. Post the list in a place you will see if often so that you incorporate these things in your daily life.