The holidays are a time for family, friends, and loved ones. And while it's important to pour into those relationships, it's also important to make sure you're taking the time to recharge your own batteries. Here are three reasons why taking care of yourself is just as important as taking care of others this holiday season.
1. You can't pour from an empty cup.
The first and most important reason to take care of yourself is that you can't pour from an empty cup. In order to take care of others, you have to make sure you're taking care of yourself first. When you're running on empty, it's impossible to be the best version of yourself for your loved ones. So, make sure you're taking the time to do things that make you happy and that help you relax. Whether that's getting a massage, going for a run, or just taking a few minutes each day to read or meditate, do what you need to do to make sure you're recharged and ready to take on the world.
As you know I loooove my hot yoga class every Sunday and I’ve started going back to the gym twice a week.It has really helped with my stress levels.I have more energy to get me through the day.
2. You deserve it.
Another important reason to focus on your own wellbeing this holiday season is because you deserve it! You work hard all year long, and the holidays should be a time for you to relax and enjoy yourself. So, don't feel guilty about taking some time for yourself—you've earned it! Use the long weekend to binge watch your favorite shows with your favorite blanket.I’m going to pull out my weighted blanket and watch Netflix.I’ve heard good things about the Watchers so I’m going all in….
3. It sets a good example for your loved ones.
Finally, another reason why taking care of yourself during the holidays is important is because it sets a good example for your loved ones. Just like you can't pour from an empty cup, your loved ones can't either. By making sure you're taking care of yourself, you're showing them that it's important to do so as well. And not only will they be better off for it, but so will you!
This holiday season, don't forget to take care of Yourself! Between work, family obligations, and other commitments, it's easy to let your own wellbeing fall by the wayside. But it's so important to make sure you're taking care of yourself so that you can be the best version of yourself for your loved ones. Here's to a happy and healthy holiday season!