Who is the most important person in your life? Well, it should be YOU! Who better to provide you the love that you need and deserve than the person that knows exactly what is needed? Only you know what portions of your life need attention in order for you to fulfill all of your desires. Why is it that we put our own needs behind those of the ones we love? The adage about not being able to take care of someone else if you aren’t taken care of is so true!! How can we give others something that we don’t have within ourselves to give? Now, being able to give to those you love is a very worthy and desirable goal, however, shouldn’t you include yourself at the top of that list?
I have been doing a very poor job of taking care of myself like I need to. I long to be the best person that I can possibly be on the inside and the out. To this end, I am making a promise to myself – from now on, I am going to take care of me the best way that I know how. This is going to be a very difficult task as I am very good at “treating” myself in ways that aren’t beneficial for me in the long run (i.e., way too much chocolate and not enough sleep). As I begin on my journey to a better me, I am going to focus on three areas: my health, implementing and maintaining a schedule, and reading for enjoyment. As I define how best to travel on this journey, I must remind myself that long term changes don’t happen over night and that I must stay the course even when the travel is difficult. I look forward to the adventure of becoming the best person that I can be! The more complete I feel in my life; the more I have to give to my family and friends. I may never have the perfect body or the most immaculate home or be the best conversationalist, but I will continue to strive to love the woman God has helped me to become!
Remember to take care of yourself and those around you will be blessed by the better you!
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