We also Need to Give to Ourselves
“It’s only when we give to ourselves as passionately as we give of ourselves that we create the life that we want and deserve” – S. Orman
In our desire to meet the responsibilities of taking care of the persons in our lives - be it our family and friends or those with whom we have a professional connection – we often forget to take care of the person who is reflected to us in the mirror, ourselves.
I know that in the past I’ve been guilty – like many of my friends that I’ve spoken to - of creating the list of “Things to Do” that involved everything external to myself. Within recent years I’ve come to appreciate the benefit of making time for myself as this simple act is of great benefit not only to me but also to those with whom I communicate – as I am more at ease and generally in a better frame of mind.
How do you feel when you take time out for a vacation or a weekend getaway? Great I hope!! Now giving to oneself does not necessarily need to be something extravagant; it can also be as simple as having your hair done at the hairdresser or a manicure/pedicure at the spa.
Whether big or small, the act of giving to oneself creates the life that we want and deserve. Let’s be open to giving to ourselves as passionately as we give to others
(edited - S. Orman)
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