With all going on in the world today, it's easy to forget to take care of ourselves. The fear, outrage, and need to resist take a toll on our spirit, our emotional well-being, and even our bodies. How to begin?
For me, I am beginning my self care by learning to say no. Too often, I have put my needs last to help another. I have taken time out of my day to help a friend, to promote someone else's endeavors, or to listen.
I've realized that such actions do not guarantee reciprocity. As far as that goes, it is not why I help another. However, when it reaches the point that I have lost valuable time needed to take care of my own business, such as this blog, or other goals such as my book, I need to realize that I need, and deserve, to protect my time more vociferously.
Step one on my journey of self care: Take care of my time. I juggle multiple projects at all times and my time is deserving of my defense and attention. In order to take care of my time, I must learn to say no.
What would your first step be?