Sometimes we find it hard making time for ourselves. We may not see the importance of taking time out to renew our minds but I am here to say that it is a necessity. We can get so caught up with the stresses of everyday life that we neglect to spend time on ourselves. Spending time on ourselves can include listening to our favorite songs or spending just a little longer in the shower just enjoying the alone time. It can also include taking a weekend out to go to the Spa to get a massage or a manicure/pedicure. Even visiting your hairdresser is considered “me time”. We can’t allow our jobs and everything else to consume our time that we neglect ourselves. If we don’t take care of ourselves first we cannot be the best version of ourselves to give to anyone else.
It is important to remember to make regular visits to the doctor and to the dentist to ensure that everything checks out for us. It is also important that we make time for exercise so as to ensure that we are in the best shape physically. For the person reading who may be finding it difficult to work out alone like I do, find someone that is willing to do it with you. This can include your spouse or a close friend. Just remember that our physical health is just as important as any other area of our lives.
We should all aim to get into the habit of investing in ourselves. For those reading that may have kids I am sure that you can agree that when kids come along it is even harder finding time for yourselves. I know taking care of kids can be tiring and can take a lot out of you. This is why it is so important to ensure that you are always performing at your best. If you are someone that is into taking pills ask your doctor for a recommendation for a good multivitamin. There are also organic multivitamins available which are free from chemicals and are better for you also.
So ask yourself today, “How full is my cup?” “Am I spending more time filling someone else’s cup while my cup is almost empty?” If the answer to the last question is yes or maybe then it’s time to start focusing on yourself a bit more. Our bodies belong to God and he calls us to take care of our Bodies. He can call us at any time to do works in his kingdom. We therefore need to ensure that we continually take care of our bodies to ensure that we can carry out these works. His word says in 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.”
Start taking better care of YOU today loved ones.