Taking care of yourself is important, really important. You can only give from what you have. If you are trying to serve others and fulfill your God-given purpose on little sleep, little energy, and a whole lot of stress, you probably aren’t doing a great job. Things could be better.
You have to commit to take care of yourself.
Sometimes we think of taking care of ourselves as selfish, and even something for which we don’t really have time. However, a certain amount of self-awareness and care is proper and good.
When we don’t take care of ourselves we are stressed, heavy-laden, confused, frustrated, easily angered, and more!
You have to realize that it really is not an option for you to NOT take care of yourself. People are depending upon you, and I am sure you want to give life all that you can.
Are you ready to make a commitment to yourself?
Are you ready to make changes in life that help you take care of yourself?
You may have to:
- Make a fresh commitment to read your Bible and meet with God daily
- Spend less time on social media and recreational items
- Spend more time alone, in quiet
- Create an exercise plan
- Change your food habits
- Go to bed and/or wake up earlier
- Spend money on vitamins
- Refine your thought patterns
- Change your friend circles
- Alter your schedule
There are many things you may need to consider when thinking about taking care of yourself. Think about your most-pressing needs and prioritize.
Take care of yourself isn’t always easy. It may require sacrifice and diligence, but it is worth it!