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Ever feel like you've been run over by a truck?
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I'm SO happy that it is Sunday! I'm even happier that I've been working all afternoon. Weird, huh? See, all week I was in a head cold-induced coma. Like the flu without the fever - it was awful. I love to sleep, but the amount of time I was spending snoozing was driving me insane. But I NEEDED it. I listened to the pleas (screams, really) of my body and stopped. I rescheduled clients and meetings. I took the help from my mom with picking up the kids from their respective schools. I ordered takeout for dinner. All week. I canceled plans to go to a rollerskating 40th birthday party I was so looking forward to.

I did everything in my power to take care of myself.

You know what? It works! I feel SO good today. I feel like I could take on the world. Or at least stay up for more than 4 hours at a time.

It made me think of how often we just "muscle through". How when we are hurting, emotionally or physically, we just ignore it. Thinking "it will go away".....or "I don't have time to stop". Well, it doesn't and you do. Just like an illness, if you aren't taking the time to heal your body or your heart, it doesn't just go away. It may grow, it may sustain, but it doesn't just leave without self-care.

Nothing is more important than taking care of yourself. How can you prioritize YOU this week? What little things (or big things!) can you do to make sure that your wounds are being addressed?

My suggestion? The three P's:

Prioritize - Don't think you have enough time for self-care? How much time are you really spending on things you don't need? Social media? TV? Pay attention to what takes up your hours and eliminate the activities that are not serving you.

Pamper - It doesn't take a week in Mexico to pamper yourself. It could be as simple as an extra long shower or a bath. Take time to make your body feel like you aren't just using it to get from place to place.

Pray - I'm not religious per se, but I am spiritual. I believe that there is a higher power around us that is there to help, especially in situations where we feel fragile. Pray and ask for the help you need. Ask for guidance. And don't be afraid to listen for an answer...

Sending you so much healthy love!

Lessons in Love from Moms
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Happy Mother's Day! I love holidays like today. Days that make us take a moment to reflect on the people in our lives that have helped shape who we are, and teach us important life lessons. Moms have a tough gig. No pay, long hours, and tons of stress. Spending the day recognizing the moms in your life (or yourself!) is a great way to give back to those who give so much.

Moms also have a lot to teach us about love and relationships. While you are celebrating the moms around you, think about these lessons as well:

▪ Prioritize. A mother often puts her children's needs first. What can she do to make sure her kids are happy? What makes her kids feel safe? How can she give them the best life possible? Taking even a smidge of this selflessness into your relationships, can make your partner feel like the center of the universe. ▪ Love unconditionally. Moms love their children in a way that transcends reality. They don't keep track of times when they've felt slighted. Moms love regardless of what their children can offer in return. What would change if you loved like a mom? Without judgement? Love without limits. ▪ Love yourself like a mom would. Throughout my life, my mother has attempted to convince me that I am the most amazing person in the universe. She would never settle for second best for me, and because of that, neither will I. Love yourself like a mom. Value yourself as a mom would. Hold yourself up on a pedestal and bring that self love and self value into your relationships.

Have an amazing day, and go tell a mom how awesome they are!