You Can't Pour From An Empty Cup
Balance has always been something I've needed to improve upon. If I get too focused on one aspect of my life then some other parts start to dwindle. Lately I've been pushing myself a lot and honestly it's the most productive I've ever been, but I still need to find balance.
This whole last week I've had a pretty bad virus (probably not entirely because I've been pushing myself, but that is most likely a contributing factor), I'm only starting to feel a bit back to normal today. That, mixed with my boyfriend Mike's recovering ACL makes us quite the pair. At least we get to heal together this week.
This week has been all about taking it easy and resting (I haven't had much choice). I need to refill my cup in order to keep pouring from it. I never should have let it get so low in the first place.
You know how on airplanes they say to secure your own oxygen mask before your child's or anyone else's? That's starting to make a lot more sense to me. You need to take care of yourself first so that you can take care of others. That is probably the biggest teachable lesson I can give right now.
I love helping others, but because I'm sick I wasn't able to visit my client and her baby this week, and I wasn't able to work. My own health needs to come first for me. And your own health needs to come first for you.
It's okay to be selfish.
It's good, even.