Caring for yourself is not self-indulgent, it is self-preservation.
Looking after yourself is not pampering, it is a necessity.
I thought of this today as clients are not booking appointments due to their workloads.
Many in the health field will say “when you don’t have time for you, then that’s when you need to make that time”.
To enjoy work, to stay focused and be productive, you need to take time out for you. Enabling your mind and body to relax, helps them to rejuvenate and refresh, helping you to replenish the energy in both. Renewed energy allows for improved thought processes and to be able to think more productively, often allowing you to come up with better and new ideas.
You need to take care of yourself as it is easy to forget to do so, especially when you’re busy looking after your work responsibilities and trying to appease others.
Whatever you do, you should prioritise your own health and well-being. You need to eat well, and rest your mind and body. You need to take time out.
Scheduling time to help you maintain your well-being gives you something to look forward to. If
you like, you can consider it a pampering treat for all the hard work you have completed. Take it as time to enjoy. It’s more difficult to be successful if you don’t take care of yourself.
Working hard and not taking time for your well-being will lead to regular illnesses and stress-related illness. More illness causes more stress as you fight the initial illness and then you don’t perform at your best. It’s an easy catch-22 situation to fall into.
This is usually when I get the calls. People wanting to book in because they don’t feel great. That’s fine, I like people to book in and we can start the well-being journey.
But really, prevention is better than cure.
Don’t wait until you feel something is wrong. Don’t wait until you are in pain, stressed, or suffering anxiety or elements of depression.
Make a plan, now, to book yourself in for your well-being treatment, and make sure you come first.
If you don’t look after yourself, you cannot look after anyone else. If you don’t know where to start, or don’t know what treatments to have, then just ask!