I am too busy to have time for me
If I lose weight, I may draw attention to myself
Self care is for other people
I can’t relax, I am too stressed
WHAT IF I TRY AND FAIL?
When did wellness become a punishment? Why do we struggle to see the value in standing up and saying, “I CHOOSE ME”?
Read that sentence again.
Choosing wellness is not only a healthy boundary that benefits you, it benefits everyone around you
Picture this, –
You make it a point to take a 15 min break in the morning and afternoon to go for a walk outside.
You meal planned and have all your lunches made and now have time for a walk at lunch too.
You pencil time in your busy weekend to give your sister/therapist a call over the weekend.
You window shop at the local Saturday market and ultimately buy a random plant that reminded you of your grandmother.
You walk around the library because it is free, and books are awesome.
Your “after school activity” is meeting up with a friend or two and talk while you get your sweat on.
Now that your own “cup” is filled, how are you better adapting to being there for your loved ones? What does that do for your quality of life? How does that open the door for effective communication in communicating your needs rather than waiting for the tipping point of exploding?
You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep other people warm. You owe yourself the love that you so freely give to other people.