Self-care should always come first, but don't let this lead you to think that self-care is selfish. It's just you working on yourself to become the BEST version of yourself for others. Self-care is not indulgent. Self-care is real, and it matters—more than you might think.
Hey there, lovely people! It's been quite some time since I last shared a Monday Motivation post, and I've really missed connecting with you all and spreading positivity.
But today, I have an interesting story to share with you. Recently, I stumbled upon a fantastic quote on the internet that I felt deserved to be printed, framed, and hung on my wall. It's a daily reminder for me to prioritize my self-care, and it has really helped me in the past few weeks.
You see, my life has been a bit hectic lately, and I found myself working too hard and neglecting my needs. I was trying to keep up with everything and everyone, and it was taking a heavy toll on me. I was stressed out, my gut was getting worse, and my back pain was becoming unbearable. I was ignoring my body's signals for a much-needed break, and it was leading me down a dangerous path.
But then, I realized that I needed to take a step back and focus on myself. I turned off my phone and social media, shut down my business, and took a whole week off to recharge and take care of myself. It was scary at first, and I felt guilty and selfish for taking time off, but I soon discovered that it was the best decision I could have made.
During that week, I spent quality time with my family, went for daily walks in the woods, read a good book, enjoyed the sun in my backyard with a cup of Matcha Latte, and indulged in my favorite Chocolate Brownies and Netflix shows. It was a mental and physical holiday, and it did wonders for me.
I learned that it's okay to take a break from your busy life and prioritize your needs. Self-care is not selfish; it's necessary for your well-being. By taking care of myself first, I was able to recharge, rest, and become a healthier, more energetic version of myself. And the best part? Nothing bad happened to my business while I was away, and I had complete support from my family.
So, my friends, I hope my story encourages and motivates you to prioritize your self-care. Remember, taking care of yourself first is not selfish; it's the first step towards becoming the best version of yourself for others.
Until next time, stay HAPPY and healthy.