I invite you to pause and let that quote sink in for a moment….
What does it mean to you?
What it means to me is that it selfless to be selfish. It’s important to be selfish. That’s right, it’s all about YOU. Why? Because we cannot fill from an empty cup. We cannot fully show up for others until we take care of ourselves.
What happens when you put yourself last?
I find most people end up feeling resentful, stressed, frustrated and a bit cranky. How can we show up as our best selves when we’re feeling this way?
When I’m having a extra busy day I make sure to sneak in a quick work out. Read that again. Why? Because working out gives me energy and makes me feel so happy. Because the work that I do is so important to me. Because especially on a busy day, I want to be able to show up fully for others. My business and the people around me are too important to me.
I challenge you to put yourself first by adding more self care to your life for one week. Observe what happens and see how you feel. This doesn’t mean you’re off the hook for your responsibilities. Too bad 🤪. What it does mean is that you will be able to show up fully for your responsibilities! You see it IS all about YOU! It’s like they say, you’ve got to put your oxygen mask on first before you can help someone else.
You maybe thinking “But Holly, you don’t understand… I have no time !” I get it, life is busy. The good news is, you don’t need a lot of time (if any) to implement self care. Self care for you could be any of the following; blasting your favourite song in the car on the way home, meditating for two mins, stepping outside for some fresh air, giving yourself a pep talk or taking a hot bath before you go to bed.
Having some trouble? Don’t do not hesitate to reach out. I am here for you and I’m happy to help.
Give yourself permission to be appropriately selfish. Be unapologetic about it. Be selfish because not only are you worth it but the world deserves the best of you 😁👊🏻