What does your exquisite attention to yourself look like for you?
When was the last time you cared for yourself the same way you have cared for your newborn or your aging parent or an ailing friend or even your job, that you are likely not completely passionate about? We spend so much of our life and our energy and our focus on others. Don’t get me wrong, I believe serving others is an honorable way to spend time, however, not to the degree that you put your own health, well-being, and joy in jeopardy.
Give Yourself Grace
I truly believe that the best way to take care of others is to take exquisite care of ourselves. You might have been convinced at some point in your life that this was selfish behavior. Maybe you have bought into the unsustainable cultural standard of busying yourself until you drop or that it is your role to give until you have completely emptied yourself of any delight or pleasure or enjoyment. Well, guess what? All of that is bullshit. The most thoughtful, authentic, purposeful thing you can do for others is to graciously and selflessly take care of yourself!
Decide That You Matter
Stay true and be you —