DON’T EVER FORGET TO LOVE YOU
We wake 5am, and by 6am, our days had actively started. Sometimes by 8am, we are already stressed. This runs every day from Monday to Friday, and sometimes Saturday.
So, I know you’re pretty much busy and finding the time to take proper care of yourself can be hard. But if you don’t, it won’t be long before you’re beaten from exhaustion and operating in a mental state where it’s hard to care about anything or anyone.
Ellen Bard gave a clearer picture of this:
“A few years ago, I had a corporate job in London, working sixty-hour a week. I enjoyed working with my clients and colleagues, and I wanted to do well. But I had no life. I rarely took care of myself, and I was focused on goals, achievements, and meeting the excessive expectations I had of myself. I juggled all the balls at the expense of being a well-rounded human being.
So I quit my job and moved to Thailand to work in a freelance capacity across different countries and companies. I began to take care of myself better, scheduling time for exercise and fun. I got to know what I needed—not just to function, but to flourish.
But guess what?
By December that year, I spent Christmas alone in bed, completely exhausted. I had been running my busy website and consulting in seven countries in just two months. I forgot to take care of myself again, and I got a nasty case of strep throat”.
Self-care isn’t a one-time deal. The exhaustion and strep throat was a harsh reminder that self-care isn’t something you do once and tick off the list. It’s a constant repetition of many tiny habits, which together soothe you and make sure you’re at your optimum—emotionally, physically, and mentally.