As I write this, I’ve been suffering with headaches for the past few weeks. Bad, nauseating, present most of the time headaches. My kids will tell you that I am the Queen of Suck it Up, and that’s true. I’ve been going about my daily life. I’m still teaching my exercise classes. I’m still doing all of my normal activities. I am trying to do something different, though, I’m trying to give myself a break. I can’t give 100% to everything because I don’t have 100% to give. I’m trying to be kind to myself. I’m asking for help more. I’m taking advantage of the times I feel good and I’m resting a little bit more the times I feel bad. Maybe one of these days, I’ll even say no to doing some things.
We can be really hard on ourselves. I’m sure I’m not the only one who holds myself to higher standards than I expect of those around me. Maybe it’s time to check in with yourself. Are you feelingdown physically or mentally? Be your best advocate and take care of yourself. Be kind and understanding. Give yourself a break!