Would you like to know a secret that doctors know? People don’t take very good care of themselves. Another secret is that doctors don’t take great care of themselves either.
There are so many reasons why we do things that are bad for us. It’s easier, it feels good at the moment, we are too busy or stressed out. Here is my simplified conclusion. We don’t take good enough care of ourselves because we do not value ourselves enough. Do you eat junk that you don’t let your kids eat because it is not good for them? Do you make time for others but never yourself? I want you to say to yourself, “I matter and I am worth taking care of”.
Your challenge today is to value yourself. Do something good for you today.
– Get in your exercise, get a massage, make the appointment for your hair or nails or doctor’s visit (yep, I snuck that in).
– Make a list of what makes you the great person you are.
– Make a permanent decision to stop feeling guilty for taking care of yourself.
When the airplane is crashing and the oxygen mask drops they always say to put your mask on first. You are little help to all those you self – sacrifice for if you don’t take care of yourself first.