Promise to Prioritize Yourself
Many women have a hard time prioritizing themselves.
Between the demands of family, relationships, community and work, they can feel guilty setting aside time devoted to their own self-care and self-love.
But just like what the airline staff tell you in the case of an accident, it’s important to put on your own oxygen mask first before helping those around you.
In other words, if you don’t promise to make yourself your own priority, you won’t be able to do any of the other things that are making you feel “guilty” in the first place.
Set the intention to care for yourself.
This is crucial if any of the following strategies are to work.
Promise yourself that this is critical for your health, and that investing in self-care and de-stressing is not an indulgence.
It’s a requirement.
In his book “The Miracle Morning,” author Hal Elrod suggests setting aside time each morning for a self-care ritual.
Maybe it’s sitting down to read the newspaper in quiet.
Perhaps it’s journaling your hopes and dreams for your day, your family and yourself.
Maybe it’s going for a walk or listening to your favorite podcast.
By starting the morning focused on yourself, backed by the powerful intention of making yourself a priority, you set your day (and your life) up for less stress.