Self-Care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you!!

Many people think I’m CRAZY when I tell them I wake up at 4am but you know what?!?! I LOVE it!!

I LOVE waking up before the sunrise and watching the whole world light up, I LOVE listening to the little birdies come to the feeder for breakfast and I LOVE having some time all to myself and lovin’ on ME first thing before the CRAZY day begins.

Most of all I LOVE it because I deserve time for myself AND so do you!!

You deserve some time to start your day off right. Let’s face it, when the day begins and everyone else wakes up your day becomes consumed with fulfilling the needs of others.

The needs of your children, your spouse, your co-workers and in my case my students. There is nothing wrong with serving others, in fact it’s very gratifying and purposeful but what about you?

I am not saying you should start your day at 4am like I do but consider waking up just a few minutes early so that you can do something for YOU. So you can be ALONE with yourself.

I have a pretty extensive morning routine that sets up my day for success: Stretching, Journaling, Meditation, Reading just to name a few things.

Why do I do it? Because it makes me feel fantastic, I am much more successful and my productivity sky rockets!! The BEST part is, when I take care of my needs first, I am more patient, I am more understanding and I have so much more to give.

Consider how much more you would have to give if you look after yourself first. The old adage “You can’t pour from an empty cup” rings true!! You simply can’t. YOU need to be in tip top shape to serve the ones you love.

Promise me…today you will take care of YOU before others and always be sure when you say “yes” to others, you are not saying “no” to yourself.

It is not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself and make your happiness a priority.

You DESERVE it!!