While trying to balance career, family, and a social life I learned the hard way the importance of self care. I was physically and mentally exhausted. Many days I suffered from anxiety attacks, headaches, and just plain didn’t feel good, but yet I kept going.
It wasn’t until a visit to the ER with chest pain( I was sure I was having a heart attack, Thank God it was just anxiety) that I realized need to change how I was taking care of myself. I chose to focus more on being still than being busy.
I believe the social media era has programmed us to think if we are not constantly busy we aren’t doing enough. Yes, there are families to take care of, goals to be achieved, and brands to be built but we don’t have to run ourselves in the ground to get there.
In this new year as we are chasing our dreams, I encourage you to allow yourself SEVERAL quiet moments to just breathe! If you do nothing else take a moment each day to be still. Enjoy the silence, check in with how your feeling, reflect on your day, or just simply let your mind wander.