From my experience as a health care provider, this just is not true for a large majority of individuals. Many people come to see me when they are burnt out, exhausted, and depleted from giving to everyone and everything in their lives.
Of course, they may not be aware of this. They usually say, “my neck and shoulders hurt,” “I’m so stressed,” “I have migraines and TMJ issues.”
So many times, we become ill from carrying around the weight of the world, ie. our jobs, families, and friends, on our shoulders. Most of our time is spent giving to others, and we’re usually so exhausted by the end of the day, we do not have the energy left to nurture ourselves.
This goes on for days, weeks, months, and sometimes years. Many people don’t wake up until tragedy strikes and they succumb to imbalance and disease.
If we develop plans to consistently replenish ourselves on a daily basis, we could avoid many health threatening and life threatening imbalances.
I believe humans naturally have an inclination, urge, and desire to leave their mark on this world. Why else would we be here? However, when you live from a place of nurturing, caring for, and developing the self, you naturally have the energy, creativity, and ability to offer real solutions to the people around you.
When you become a better you, every action, word, and deed you put out into the world becomes better too.
I tell my clients over and over again that the best way to maintain wellness in your life is to take the time to take care of you.
For one year I’m going to stop preaching about it, and I’m going to “be the change [I] wish to see in the world” (Mahatma Gandhi). I already engage in some self care, but it is more sporadic than it should be. I want to take my commitment to myself one step further.
I am going to commit to one year of daily devotion to myself, my spirit, my body, my emotions, and my mind. I intend to show that it is possible to change the world by starting with me.
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