There are many demands on your energy and time. When you are giving to everyone except yourself, your gifts may spread care to others, but fail to nurture your needs. As you become depleted, you are less present and miss out on meaningful moments. You cannot mindfully give to others if you have not first taken care of yourself.
The best gift you can give your loved ones is the gift of your healthiest and most nurtured self. This requires taking time for personal health and wellness:
- Plan ahead to cook meals at home
- Stay grounded with a daily meditation
- Regularly practice yoga
- Take time alone to fit in a walk