We have all been there, right? A head full of dreams and promises in your heart, thinking you can conquer the world. You think that you’re still capable of burning the candle at both ends like you did when you were a 20-year-old college kid, but we have bad news for you. You can’t.
At some point, you gained weight, added a decade or three and life has exhausted you. You reach a point where you have no idea who you are anymore, what you want, or how to get it.
You don’t want to ever find yourself in this position, however, if you do it’s important that you know you have options in digging yourself out of it. The best way to manage these situations is by taking care of yourself better in the first place.
It’s shocking to think how many of us are suffering simply because we don’t practice self-care, it impacts your confidence and ability to love yourself, but it can also prevent you from achieving your goals.
When you start to focus on yourself you will see everything start to change and fall into place.
- Love Your Body & She’ll Love You Back
We are more likely to treat our bodies badly in a bid to get them into the shape we want, but how is depriving yourself going to help matters? Treat your body will love and respect. Eat food that will nourish her and exercise to keep her fit and in shape. Start noticing all of the ways your body is beautiful and she will give back and made you feel like a goddess, and you won’t need to worry about burning out prematurely.
- It’s Like Caring For Someone Else
Any pregnant woman can tell you that by taking care of her own needs and herself she is doing the best by her unborn baby. When you invest in self-care, you are ensuring that you have the energy, love, and time to give to everyone around you, too.
- Your Light Shines
When you invest in self-care, you are giving yourself the opportunity to let your light shine bright, but in doing that you are empowering others to do the same. Your energy can be inspiring to those around you! Of course, there’s also that old adage about beauty coming from within and failure to practice self-care is likely to dampen your inner glow.
- You Can’t Do Everything At Once
You can have it all and do it all as evidenced by the many modern superwomen in the world. However, that doesn’t mean that you can do everything all at once! You don’t need to succumb to the pressure to juggle that successful career, as well as your marriage, children, home, friends, and body. Don’t even try to do everything all at once, you’ll simply burn yourself out.
- Energy Debt
When you think of your energy account being much like your fuel tank or your bank account it’s a bit easier to understand just how terrifying it can be to drain it. You see the needle approaching the big red E on the gas gauge and you drive to the gas station to fill the tank, otherwise, you risk running out and being stranded.
When it comes to your bank account you don’t spend more than what you have and if you do, you may pay a fee for overextending yourself. If you open a credit card and max it account and you can’t pay it back you have destroyed your credit and made it impossible to borrow from any credible lender.
Your body is the credible lender and if you continue drawing too much out of it, it will give up on you. You need your health to maintain all of the activities that you do, so take time now to practice self-care instead of risking a burnout.