Who is the most important person in your life? It’s you. It has to be you!
You might be as altruistic as you may, you always have to take care of yourself first. “Put on your own oxygen mask first.”
Make time to meet yourself. Plan in me-time. Experiment and find the best way to connect with yourself.
Take time for yourself
There is no way you can take care of yourself if you don’t slow down every now and then and make time for it. Embrace the downtimes and slow down. We grow from stress and relieve, not from constant stress.
Come back to yourself
Not every method works for every person the same.
What is the best way for you to get back in touch with yourself? Experiment with different methods and find out what works best for you.
- Mindfulness – Spend a few minutes with mindfulness, giving your attention to every single detail of a given experience, as mundane as eating a piece of fruit.
- Walk outside – Go out side for a walk in nature and experience all the sights, sounds and smells that present themselves.
- Meditate – Do some meditation, Yoga or Tai Chi. Listen to your breath. Watch your thoughts come, and then send them away again onto their journey.
Embrace the Yin and Yang. Most times of the day we are high-powered and push through our days, completely externally focused. Balance that external orientation with deliberate me-time. Experiment what works for you.
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