The evidence has been in for years that focusing on your well-being is one of the best investments you can make. And yet, so many of us are just not making that investment, or we’re barely making it.
What’s worse is that we’re telling ourselves some pretty crazy stories about why that is.
I don’t have time. (Or someone else needs my time.)
My job is just too busy. I need to be in the office all the time just to keep up.
My family has a full plate. I never stop.
I need to keep up this pace if my business is going to thrive. I don’t need sleep; I need to get things done.
Everyone I know is just as stressed as I am. That’s life.
It’s selfish to focus on myself when so much is happening “out there”.
I cringe every time I hear these things. Because too many people believe these thoughts without stopping to examine whether any of it is true.
We’re feeling the repercussions, too. Individually and collectively. In a world where prioritizing practical self care can feel impractical, indulgent or even impossible, I’m here to tell you that not only is it possible and do-able, it is essential.