I don't know about you, but recently I have found myself pulled in what seems like a thousand different directions. Doing things for other people, working and worrying, and not taking any time for myself.
I am not getting enough sleep.
I am worrying and stressing about every detail.
I am not feeding my body the things that it needs to be healthy.
I am not exercising.
I am not meditating.
It is so easy for us to forget that our own self care is just as important as the care we give to the people and things around us. And that the love that we show to ourselves is just as important as the love we give to the world.
If our own cups are empty, how will we be able to properly pour love out of them and give to others?
Remember to take care of yourself and show love to yourself first, so that what you have to give to others is the best you have to offer. Take time out of each day just for you. Even if all you can spare is a moment, take it and feel grateful for it.
My recent mantra has been, "fill your cup, love yourself first" and the more I remind myself of this, the more time I have found to set aside. Sometimes all we need is a gentle reminder to practice the things that fill our hearts.
How do you love yourself first?
How do you fill your cup?
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