“I will take care of me for you, if you will take care of you for me.”
[#quoteoftheday 💬] “I will take care of me for you, if you will take care of you for me.” - Jim Rohn 💛. Years and years ago, when I first heard this quote, I thought it sounded quite selfish.
I had to read it a few times before it made any sense to me.
I had to repeat it to myself out loud for it to become something I do more of.
I committed to memorising it so that this philosophy became my default approach.
So that it became a way of being.
These words contributed to a lifelong journey I am on to learn the intricacies of what it takes to be healthy, happy and mentally stable - inside out.
For my career and relationships, this has been one of the best, yet scariest, journey I have ever taken.
It involved what seemed like endless personal development courses, physical and mental therapy sessions, counselling programmes, journal writing, meditations, seeking spiritual guides, self-help books, mentorship - all of them and more.
These words helped me recognise that spending time on taking care of one's needs in a healthy and balanced way is counter-intuitively the least selfish thing one could possibly do.
It means you can show up more brightly for those around you.
Taking the time to understand myself, meant I began to show up and understand those around me better, with more compassion, consistency, and care.
It gave me the clarity to be able to spot unhealthy behaviours and be able to nip them in the bud before they get out of hand.
It’s Friday now. Time to breathe.
I hope you have a moment this weekend to give yourself some time out.
Perhaps a cup of tea in hand? ☕️
Enjoy your Friday. Enjoy your weekend. ☀️🌱
💭 ✏️ I invite you to share if you feel able to - maybe you'll give other teachers an idea:💡
What is something you enjoy doing that will energise and recharge you this weekend?
I wish you the time and space to be able to do whatever comes to mind.
It's not selfish. It's necessary. 🌱
#Jumamubarak - enjoy ✨