I recently read an article that stated that when women are experiencing financial stress, the first thing they let go of is self-care. I find this fascinating, as the article stated that men continue to take care of themselves, even when money is tight.
What in our psyches makes us believe that our self-care is the least important thing in our lives? In reality, taking care of yourself is the most important thing you can do for yourself or anyone else.
When we take care of ourselves, through eating right, exercise, massage, and participating in activities we enjoy, our stress levels are reduced, thereby making us better wives, mothers, employees, employers, and friends. When we are managing our stress appropriately, we are less apt to get sick, forget things, or lash out at a loved one.
The tag line for my business is “You are the most important person in your life. Treat your body right.” Continue to do the things that help reduce stress, and you will be a better person for it.