“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” ~ Mandy Hale
One of the most challenging journeys we face in this lifetime is helping, nurturing and taking care of those in our life – spouses, children, friends, partners, family, co-workers – without losing ourselves.
The challenge lies in staying grounded and connected to who we truly are underneath it all.
And remember we are responsible for our own happiness.
There are many societal messages being bandied around….such as you are “selfish” and a “bad” mother if you do anything that makes you happy. Well, I and many other women say otherwise.
Taking Care of Yourself – Happiness is what fuels you from the inside.
How can you give to others when you can’t even give to yourself. All that will remain will be an unhappy, unhealthy, unbalanced vessel that holds resentment and a need to live their lives through others.
You know what I am talking about.
Yes, we can all sense it when it is absent. Light, joy and vitality have drained from their eyes….only a shell exists. Constant complaining, negativity, exhaustion, overwhelm and resentment builds. They lose their sense of playfulness and adventure and age beyond their years overnight.
Remember to make time to honour yourself, your needs, your dreams and desires, so you will be able to model well to those around you and free them to live their life as they choose. This is fundamental to Taking Care of Yourself.
It’s time to step up and take ownership of your own happiness and your health. Make today your first step towards the best you.
Here is a short video from Jada Pinkett-Smith talking about self-care and happiness.
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