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Have often do you forgot to take care of yourself? Whether it’s taking an extra-long lunch break, or indulging in your favorite dessert. We all need to take time to slow down and care for ourselves. It is not always easy when we are taking care of others, and working hard to get everything done.
When we forget to take care of ourselves, we often find ourselves exhausted, irritable, and it becomes hard for us to be there for the people we love.
When I was in school I was constantly running myself ragged trying to keep up with my heavy course load, and my social life. I was always focused on my goals, and the outrageous expectations I had set for myself. I forgot to take care of myself and ended up in the hospital on account of dehydration and exhaustion. My aching muscles were a huge reminder that I wasn’t showing myself enough love and attention.
Self-care is a necessity, it’s not at all selfish. Don’t feel guilty for saying no to an invite or a request when you need to take time out for yourself. You can’t truly be there for others if you are in a mental fog yourself. When you take good care of yourself, you are more likely to approach things with a clear head. The best thing you can do for your mind, body, and soul is to take a break and show yourself some love “There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by my self.” -Brian Andreas
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