I’m tired, right down to my bones. It’s been a very long, super stressful couple of weeks with my dad’s unexpected surgical complications, a heavy emotional load watching him in distress, and far too many planes, trains, and automobiles.
But if there’s one thing I have learned so far in my 45 years, it’s that life is one twist in the road after another, and using our challenges as reasons not to take care of ourselves is a grave mistake. There will never be a time when you can say “Oh, now all the obstacles have been removed from my path, and it’s smooth sailing from here!” - things just aren’t that simple, and they never will be.
So, learn to look out for yourself, even when the speed bumps appear. Use each hurdle as an invitation to care for your body and mind, rather than an excuse to neglect them. And don’t waste one minute feeling guilty for time you carve out to keep yourself strong and healthy, because that’s exactly how your people need you to be.
Do we have a deal? I hope so.
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