It seems so simple, right? Putting yourself first? but for so many of us it’s goes against our caretaker tendencies to put the needs of everyone else above our own. Especially this time of year. But do something for me: ask your parents, or your significant other, or your kiddos what would the best gift you could give your family this holiday season? Go ahead. I’ll wait. .
I am willing to bet money on the fact that if you gave them the option of a fancy gift, or them seeing you truly happy and thriving, they’d choose your happiness. Even the littlest of kids. The memories you’re making with your family are precious but it’s not because of the food you’re cooking or the insane amounts of money you’re spending on a toy. It’s YOU. Years from now your family will look back on the memory of you and how you made them feel. Not all the other extra stuff.
So why are YOU not choosing your happiness? In order to become the best wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, friends, etc. to the people in our lives, we must put ourselves as #1
on those ever growing to-do lists. Because when our needs aren’t met, everything else falls apart. Maybe not right away. But it’ll all wear on you over time. And before you know it, you’re looking at someone in the mirror you don’t even recognize. Embarrassed. Ashamed. Scared. Resentful. .
No. That’s not being dramatic. That’s the honest truth. Filling your cup and finding ways every day to bring a little bit of “you” to the world is exactly what we all need. So go do it. Take the time to do something for yourself this holiday season. Letting the ones you love see you living your best life is the greatest gift you could give them, and yourself.
So now go ahead: take a red pen and cross out whatever is at the top of your priorities list this week and write ME. Feels good huh?
Here to chat health, fitness, or business with you once that sinks in 😉