Any day is a good day for a self care public service announcement. I know I’ve talked about taking care of yourself in the past, but I’m talking about it again because I’m a broken record.
I don’t care what season it is (baseball or winter). Remember to prioritize your needs, whatever they may be.
Say no if you need to. Fun fact that isn’t fun but it is a fact: I said no to prom. If I can, you certainly can.
Don’t forget to eat and exercise. Do the things you want. Read a book. Listen to music. Make time for your hobbies, interests.
Let’s also talk about drinking and driving. To be honest, I do not enjoy either one individually.
That being said, if you ever feel pressured to drink and you hate it as much as I do, put your foot down. This is your body. You know yourself best. Do what you want, not what someone else wants.
Don’t feel up to drive? Then don’t force the issue. Take a bus, a cab. Call a friend or family member. Listen to your gut. It knows what’s up.
Self care isn’t just about luxury either. You don’t need to go to a spa or a saloon. You can take a bath or do your nails at home.
Sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference like going to the gym in the morning, going to bed earlier at night, etc.
I hope you treat yourself well in 2018. Don’t forget you have one life. One body, one heart.
You may be busy with work or school or a number of other obligations, but you’re not too busy to care about yourself and look after your health.