Does this sound like you? I would love to but... I have to get groceries
I have to work overtime
I have to clean the house
I have to plan for that meeting
I am too tired
My kids need me
My husband needs me
I have to walk the dog
And on and on! When did taking time for YOU become last on the list? Friends, listen up! You are no good to anyone else and cannot serve anyone else if you don't take care of YOU first!
I know it can seem selfish, like we are not being there for everyone that needs us, when they need us but this is how we burn out and eventually we start doing a half ass job at best at everything we are doing. We start to lose our passion for our work, our hobbies, heck even our spouses because we. are. tired! We are so tired!
Tired doesn't mean we didn't get enough sleep or we are soooo busy. It is actually a form of being so uninspired we have no desire to do what needs to be done.
News flash hey! I know, I know! When I first heard this it blew my mind. But it made sense, so much sense! Where did our inspiration go?
Take time each day, even if it is only 5 minutes and do something for YOU! It doesn't matter what, whether you read a book, take a bath, sing a song or journal, just do THE THING that makes you breathe again and forget about all the other stuff. This can make you sane for 5 minutes, yes 5 minutes of alone time and then slowly build up from there.
You CAN do this! I know you can because I've been there too and I know the struggle is real. But I also know that once you start to put YOU first, a beautiful thing happens...you start to dust off parts of you that you forgot existed, dreams you shelved, ideas long forgotten, sparks of inspiration never acted on...and slowly you being to find your way out of the crazy and back into living your life by design. Living the life that gives your purpose and passion. Living the life you are proud of!
Get out there and find your 5 minutes. Inspire others to find their 5 minutes and tag a girlfriend who you know darn well needs to hear this today too! They will thank you later xo