The message society sends us is this: the busier I am the more successful I am. And aren’t we all striving to be successful?? So how do you make yourself a priority when you are so busy striving for success?
Have ever heard the saying “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself”? Well, think of that saying in terms of making yourself a priority. No one can take better care of you than YOU. You just have to be intentional about putting yourself on the schedule. Even if its only 10 minutes to start.
Believe you are worthy enough to invest that valued time, we all have so little of, by making yourself a priority. If your schedule is so full that you are unable to pencil yourself in then its time for a reevaluation. Explore why it is that you have to every minute accounted for.
This may also mean you learn saying the word “No” to something or someone that does not directly benefit in helping you make yourself a priority. The world will not crumble. Know that it is okay for you to take some time to rejuvenate, exercise, or explore what ever it is that brings you individual enjoyment.
People by nature are takers. The more you give the more they’ll take. So you have to know when you have overextended yourself. Stop and correct the course.
Lastly, making time for yourself requires being a little selfish. Being selfish to where you are intentionally trying to hurt someone else is not what we’re saying. The definition of selfish is to take care of or be devoted to one’s self. I don’t know about you, but to take care of self means to be intentional. Intentional as to how I am doing mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually in each of these aspects.
As the flight attendant on the plane always say: “You have to put on YOUR oxygen mask before you can help someone else with theirs”.
Question of the day: What ways have you developed to ensure that you are a priority?