The name of the game is taking care of yourself, because you’re going to live long enough to wish you had. – Grace Mirabella
I love this picture and I love that quote because they represent all that I learned during my careless little experiment. (I’m sure my research methods teacher was having chest pains wherever he was when this inquiry went down.)
When there isn’t enough time to go around, we neglect ourselves and that neglect perpetuates a downward spiral of dysfunction. At first, it only impacts us and seems harmless but it isn’t harmless at all. We start to leave little pieces of ourselves behind, and it seems like it’s always the magical parts. It’s our art, our music, and our bodies that we think we’ll put off today and then tomorrow and then the next day. It’s our spirituality, our connection to source and self, which are the very relationships that bring what we desire into our lives.
Do you have a list of things you wish you had more time for? What’s on that list? It’s you, isn’t it?
Ouch, I know. I’m done with the vicious wake-up call, I promise. And you know that I sent it with love, right? You know, self-love. Yours. It needs you. You need you. All of the people who depend on you need you to do right by you because that’s the only way you’ll be what the world needs you to be. Frankly, we need you sane and healthy and inspired. Take care of it.
Lastly, I will offer you the aforementioned not-even-remotely-veiled invitation. If this article resonated for you and you can do what it takes to take back your life, I think that’s awesome. Honestly. Go for it! If not, registration for the next Sick of Being Stuck Intro Course is open. Click here to check it out.
(See that wasn’t so painful was it?) I’d love hear from you in the comments. What’s on your list? Are there things you’ve found time to bring back into your life? How did you do it? And let’s share because… together we are stronger.