Put Yourself First

It’s a new month. The year is almost over. When is the last time you put yourself first? Do you take the time to make yourself a priority?

Sometimes we get so busy with daily responsibilities, we neglect ourselves. As a parent, it’s easy to devote countless hours to our children and their schedules. School and work can also take up a lot of our time.

It’s absolutely fine to make yourself available for others. It’s also fine to make time for yourself. Making yourself a priority isn’t selfish. It’s necessary.

Take time to relax. Give your mind and body a break from the day to day hustle and bustle. Taking a walk on the beach, taking a bubble bath, reading a book, and gardening are all inexpensive ways to relax. A good massage can also be relaxing. Whatever works best for you, try to devote time to find a way to relax on a consistent basis.

Getting a good laugh in can be very relaxing. Constant stress, no matter the source, can take a toll on you. Smiling can help with relaxing. Deep breathing exercises are great as well.

Don’t feel guilty about taking time for yourself. We all deserve time to relax. If it’s only once a month, it’s a start. Take time for yourself and enjoy it.

3 Comments on “Put Yourself First

  1. AMEN and AMEN AGAIN!!! It’s hard. I’ve learned in my early 40’s that I must make this a priority. My husband and I talk about taking trips alone and we have yet to do so. We have four kids, three of which are still in high school. Like you said, between school, work and the kids activities, it can be hard to get away. But for my me time, a spa day will definitely do the trick! 😉

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    • You can never go wrong with a spa day. 🙂 We have four children as well. One is a freshman in college, one is a freshman in high school, one in middle school, and one in elementary school. Add their practice and performance schedules and personal time is almost nonexistent. I was able to have a weekend away at a local hotel. I dedicated a full day to pampering. We definitely have to learn to make time for ourselves. I hope you get your trip soon.🙂

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      • Oh wow. Our oldest is about to be 24, then we have a high school senior who is about to be 18, a sophomore who is about to be 16, and a freshman who is 14. Right now we only have to worry about one with school activities (Thank GOD!) but when they were younger it was crazy. They wanted to do everything. GOOD FOR YOU on your weekend away and the pampering! That sounds so lovely… Yeah, I’m gonna have to make that happen soon. 😉

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