I found myself feeling overwhelmed this week as I worked my way through all of the things I wanted to get done: cleaning, shopping, meetings, appointments, writing, laundry, volunteering, and trying to make decisions on lots of things. And for some reason, many of the people in my life have needed extra care lately: I've been listening, encouraging, and trying to be there for them. I love helping other people, especially those I love. I want to be there for them. But this week, it was starting to get overwhelming. My headaches were not going away. I started to feel like I've been balancing everyone's cares on my shoulders and I wasn't strong enough to keep from crumbling down. I knew I needed to take a good look at what was happening.
I want you to take a good look at what's happening with you and your life. How are you doing with balance? Don't let yourself crumble under the stress and anxiety of life like I started to this week. Remember, if we don't take care of ourselves, we aren't going to be there to do the things we really want to do and take care of the people we want to be there for. It's important to prioritize time to take care of yourself each day. Where are you going to put in your "me" time? Are you eating right? Exercising? Sleeping? Resting?
If my house doesn't get cleaned, oh, well. Life will go on. What I was very clearly reminded of this week was that I'm worth taking care of, and so are you!!