It’s more important than money, a job, or even love. Its the most important thing. Without it we have nothing – literally. Its our health. Take that moment to exercise, or to have a peaceful and relaxing cup of coffee on the porch. Whatever you need for your mental and/or physical health – do it!
I told this recently to my brother who had a heart attack a few months ago, and he argued back that he was tired of hearing about people who take care of just themselves, because then he is the one who ends up needing to help them all. I agreed that some people take it to far, and we all do need help from time to time. After hearing the stress in his voice, I reminded him that if he didn’t start taking care of himself, he wouldn’t be around to take care of anybody… take care of yourself first, so that you can take care of others.
My mother is 70 years old, works, travels the world, and is always positive, happy and upbeat; and she shows no signs of stopping. What a gift she is giving me by taking care of herself, so that I don’t have to…
I’m sure you have at least one family member who you take care of that you wish would of taken care of themselves. Use that memory if you have to, so that you don’t feel guilty, of how taking care of yourself is really the greatest gift you can give to those you love.
Just a thought…
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