Taking Care Of Yourself
It's so easy to forget how important it is to take care of yourself, we're all guilty of this I'm sure! And I'm writing this in the hope that I will also follow the words of widsom.
I will always put work, family, friends, my partner and housework all before myself, (and as I'm sure you can imagine), after all that I haven't left any time left for me.
And to be honest, I'm alright for a little while. But then I start to feel down about myself, normally my appearance. It might be that my skin looks super tired because I haven't taken the time to properly care for it, or all of a sudden I might realise that I haven't plucked my eyebrows in 2 weeks and now they look awful!
I constantly tell myself that I really need to start making time for me and what I like to do, and now is the time to start putting this into action.
So I have come up with some top tips to help you to start making time for you!
This is my top, top tip that is really helping me. If I'm not organised, then I'm not on top of my list of things to do, and have absolutely no spare time. And that means no time for just me!
It's so easy to get home from work, and just lump yourself on the sofa because you're exhausted and then not end up doing anything for the rest of the evening. (This is okay sometimes, everyone needs a break, just not all the time).
Instead, as soon as I get home, that's when I get my jobs for that day done and out of the way. Then you have the rest of the evening to use up as you please! I have a typical office job, so I pretty much know what time I am going to finish every day so I work around this. But this can always be adjusted according to what you do.
I also find that if I am being super organised and keeping on top of everything, I am so much more chilled out. Stress isn't good for anybody, especially for your health, so if you can do something to avoid it then you need to do it. It's also really hard to be around someone that is constantly stressed out, so it's always good to keep a level head on your shoulders.
Yes, it's okay to be selfish, and this has got to be the toughest lesson for me. If someone asks me to do something for them, I feel terrible if I say no, so I always say yes. Or if I'm invited out but I'm really not feeling too great or I don't really fancy it, I still feel obliged to go.
Unfortunately we don't have all the time in the world to do everything that we want to do (but don't we all wish we did?!), and if we keep trying to do everything all of the time, this will leave us feeling so much more stressed than we should be.
You need to consider what you truly want to do and what is really worth the value of your time. This way, you can cut out anything unnecessary and gain more time for what you like to do.
Why shouldn't we be able to say no if don't really want to do something? We all have a right to be selfish and put ourselves first sometimes, we're only human. :-)
Getting yourself into a good habits are tough, but definitely worth the challenge. First of all, you need to identify what your bad habits are. For example, you might:
- think bad thoughts about yourself
- eat junk food instead of picking the healthy option
- judgmental towards others
- binge watching TV, too much
These are quite self-sabotaging habits, because they're ones that will always leave us feeling bad about ourselves afterwards. And the problem with these bad habits is that they actually take us away from what we really want to be doing or achieving.
Looking after our body and our mind is the best thing we can do for ourselves, and getting yourself into really good habits will help you be the person you want to be and live the life you want to live.
It's so easy to forget to put ourselves first sometimes, and I really hope that you have found this post helpful in some way.