Yes, I’m talking to you. I want you to know that I see you. I see that you’re exhausted, both emotionally and physically. I see that you keep as busy as possible so you don’t have time to think about just how low your self-esteem is or how anxious and stressed you are. This is your reminder that not only is it ok to stop and take a moment for yourself, but it is also necessary.
I’m not talking about going to get an expensive massage or manicure, although those are nice treats if you can afford them. I’m talking about the small things you can do every day. The simple things like drinking a glass of water, drinking coffee or tea out of your favorite mug, getting outside for some fresh air, or listening to your favorite song. I’m talking about taking 5 minutes to jot something down in a journal, or even just a moment to stop and breathe. Maybe having lunch with a friend or co-worker instead of sitting alone in your office or at your desk.
We often ignore these small, simple things because we’re busy running around and doing things for others. And don’t get me wrong, doing things for others is great but it is vital that you take a moment to take care of yourself every day.
Here is my challenge to you for 2019. Do something small for yourself every day. I’ll do the same and post it on my Instagram with the hashtag amomentforme.