I see people fall into this trap all the time and I have fallen into the same trap myself on more than one occasion. Either we get caught up in the day to day activities or we put plans in place to inspire staff and help others and in the process; totally forget about ourselves.
Some people all of a sudden get a wake up call with something traumatic in their lives and others may never notice until they are much older and may even wish they had done things differently.
I am writing this article to remind you to take care of yourself first. That could include physically, emotionally and / or educationally. If you are not in the correct mindset, if you don’t have the physical stamina and / or you don’t have the focused direction and information to get to where you are going; then how can you help other around you to get there?
I challenge each of you; if you are not already doing it; try to take two hours a day for just you.
- Take one hour to relax and enjoy life – mentally relax from the day to day. Unwind and spend some quality time with you (and your family).
- Schedule another hour a day to improve yourself in some way – read a book, exercise or attend a training course.
I know that may sound impossible with everything going on in your life; but if you don’t take care of you now and every day; when will you have time?