I am always doing research and follow up stories on how to improve my life, my experiences and the world around me. And so far I have found that the common denominator among successful people is taking care of yourself first. Its difficult to make decisions, about business or otherwise, if you are not at 100% with yourself.
“All work and no self-care makes for an unhappy Black Woman”-Rosetta Thurman..-founder and CEO of Happy Black Woman.
“taking care of yourself is the best selfish thing you can do”-Oprah Winfrey
I enjoy my work both as an educator , organization founder and a blogger, But I know at some point I have to ‘turn off” and relax and take care of myself. I see a lot of fellow educators, leaving the school often times three or four hours after school has ended for the day, then they take home bundles of work to do at home. Doing this day after day can be extremely exhausting.
Its okay to do for others, but make sure you’re putting that same energy into yourself. What does your self care consist of?
Don’t hesitate to show yourself some love. Its OK to put yourself first. Success comes with taking care of you.
Mondays are always a good day to start something new, try making it a Monday routine to carve out some “me” time for yourself.
Below are a few of my favorite things to help me with my own self care journey.
I love yoga. These yoga pants are the perfect material and fit for all my newly learned stretches and poses. This candle, which I first received as a gift, sets an ambiance of relaxation. I use it when I’m relaxing in the tub, also when I am reading and just want to enjoy the fragrance.
Self care should be a habit no matter what your lifestyle is. Be aware of what your body tells you. If you need rest, do it. Never take your health, mental, emotional, or physical health for granted. Self care is important.
Until next time….