Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Take a breather

When the going gets tough, it's even more important to take care of yourself, not less. It's easy to justify letting something go, like going to the gym or making a somewhat healthy meal. It's even easier to justify letting yourself go emotionally, like not taking a sick hour or pushing yourself to the point of stress at work.
If I prepare myself for tough stuff that's going to happen by putting me first, I'll be able to be more there for myself and other people.
this article contains a gem that summarizes this nicely: "The moment to take a breather is at the exact moment you feel like you couldn’t possibly do that."