In most cases, the world revolves around your own life. But then there are so many factors inside that life. Your life includes your job, your social life, your passions. Your life includes your relationship, your friends, and your family. Your life includes your past, present, and future.
And even though our world just revolves around us, sometimes that can be extremely exhausting and extremely discouraging.
It’s important to take care of yourself when you start feeling down or when you start feeling the weight of the world on you shoulders. Because of course you have so much to do, you can’t possibly take a break, there are people who need you. But you can’t do anything for them if you don’t take time for yourself.
So when you’re exhausted, lay down and take a nap. Don’t push yourself until you need to catch up on a week’s worth of sleep and just can’t function.
And when you’re overwhelmed, take a break. Take the day off, clear your mind, make a list. Do what you can to just shut it all out for a little.
When the people in your life are asking too much of you, tell them. Tell them you can’t be there right now, they will understand.
Make a cup of tea. Read a good book. Spend a weekend night in. Take up a hobby. Go to the gym. Take a nap. Buy a planner. Make a list. Color, paint, write. Drink a glass of wine, dance, smile, laugh. Do whatever you need to do to take care of yourself.
It sometimes seems as if the world will just fall apart if you don’t keep pushing yourself to your wit’s end. But it’s just not true. The world will let you take a break, so take it. Take care of yourself in order to be the best version of yourself and so you can be there for the people who need you the most.