Busy. I hate that word. Yet it’s true. We are all so busy, between work commitments, looking after our families, and our roles in the community.
Where do you fit into your priorities?
As women, often our commitment to ourselves is the first thing to fall off of our to-do lists. Yet if we want to do our best, our self-care needs to become a priority too.
What part of self-care is missing in your life? Do you need time for silence? Do you want to eat healthier foods? What fills you up?
Like you, I’m a work in progress. One of the first things to go for me when I’m overwhelmed is taking time to put on makeup in the morning. It makes me feel better, and it only takes three minutes. Powder, mascara, lipstick, and I’m out the door. It gives me that lift that even caffeine can’t provide.
Maybe makeup isn’t your thing. That’s fine. How can you spend three minutes making yourself feel better?
You could spend those few precious minutes removing the worn or outdated fashions from your closet. You could devote three minutes to finding your favourite jeans or dress to wear today. You could fix that broken nail. You could fill up your water bottle to make sure you drink enough water today. Or you could spend it in sweet, sweet silence doing nothing.
I can’t tell you how to find that three minutes to do something for you. I can only tell you that you are worth it. You deserve the care and love of your most prized possession. You deserve to be happy. You deserve to focus on your own goals. And who knows? Maybe your renewed journey all starts with just three minutes of self-care.
Catherine Doucette, BPR, MEd, CTDP, is a Training and Performance Consultant who makes a measurable impact on organizations by delivering customized business communications, leadership, and training for the trainer (facilitation, learning styles, etc.) programs in the classroom, one-on-one, and online.www.catherinedoucette.com