Taking Care of yourself is productive
I would like to take a moment to talk about being selfish, self-indulgent, filling your own cup first...
I bet that some of these words or phrases feel a bit uncomfortable for you? Selfish is a hard one for me.
But I have learned that it isn't word that are hard but our interpretation of the word. It could be how we were raised to understand the meaning.
We all know that you cannot pour form and empty cup...right...but do we really KNOW that? I certainly did not for a long time and I am still learning this.
You need to take care of yourself first, so that you can THEN...
Care for others
Show up fully as yourself
Be there for your family
Mother well and with intention
Be a good friend
If we do not ACTUALLY take care of ourselves first then we are doing our family, our friends, our business or our boss and the world a HUGE disservice.
If you are filling everyone else cup first, then you are in survival mode, and survival mode is a place that we all know how to live in but no one....NO ONE thrives there. Trust me I have been there.
So, let’s get you out of survival mode and into thriving mode. Put yourself at the top of your to do list and create some space in your day or week that is just for you and your self-care, replenishment and cup filling.
Doesn’t everyone deserve the best of you?
Don't you deserve the best of you?
No one gets the best of you if you are always filling everyone else' cups and leaving yours empty.
Taking Care of yourself is the most productive thing you can do today.