Finding your Peace
Setting aside time for Yourself
It is crucial to make sure that your personal needs are met before going out helping everyone else with theirs. Just like on an airplane, you need to put on your oxygen mask before putting on the mask of the person next to you. Setting aside time for the things that bring you joy and fill up your cup are imperative to your success. It is easy to cut out the things that you want to do when the stress starts piling up. But making sure that your cup is full will help in productivity and your mental well being so that you can check all the items off of your to-do list with more ease.
Whether it is getting up a little earlier to get in that session of yoga you have been dreaming about for months or blocking out time in the evening for a chapter of that book that has been taking up the back of your mind for the last few weeks, you need to make sure you have time for those things that make you feel like yourself again. Those parts of you that make you uniquely you are vital to keeping that internal peace alive. It is easy to sacrifice yourself for the greater good of your household but it does more damage than good when you make that sacrifice into a habit.