Women are often last on their list of priorities. You’ll probably help out family, friends, a boss, and colleagues daily before taking care of your own needs. But here’s proof that you have to put yourself first now and then.
You’ll Be Rundown in No Time
If you put yourself last again and again, it’s the surefire route to:
- Many other health issues
Your body simply can’t maintain this fast pace over an extended period. Instead, ensure your own well-being comes first. It’s much like the plane safety rules of putting your breathing mask on before putting one on your child.
Here’s the point: You can’t look after those who matter the most if you don’t put yourself first. So, now is the time to form great lifestyle and health habits that put you as the focal point, before others.
Put Yourself First: Little Changes Matter
Little changes and improvements can make a major difference in your health and happiness, and how you feel in life. Sometimes it will take a little more of a push to make more significant changes, but then you have plenty of strength and stamina for everyone else. That just means you just need to redirect it back to yourself.
Here are some tips to form great habits so you can take care of your mind and body to then continue to take care of others.
Rest, Recharge, Recoup
It’s crucial that you take enough time away from work, socializing, and any other responsibilities. That’s especially true if they’re leading to unhealthy habits or a harmful mindset.
Try not to think about what you might miss out on when you put yourself first. Instead, look at it as though you are taking action to get back into the swing of things as soon as possible. Head to a health recovery center and discover a new form of support and recovery, if you need it.
Also, when you return home after work or an outing, choose a night in with a bath, Netflix, and your cozy clothes over a night out for drinks or working until the early hours. While this decision might not come naturally, the more you take time to rest and sleep, the more you’ll begin to feel the benefits. Then you’ll end up with more energy than you thought was possible.
Nourish, Nurture, Nest
It’s worth making an effort to fill up on nourishing and nutritious food regularly as part of your efforts to improve your life. Soups, salads and one-pot meals are a great way to pack loads of vegetables and vitamins into your diet. Plus, they’ll keep you warm and full so that you’re less likely to reach for unhealthy treats later in the day.
Make sure that you’re getting enough water throughout your day too. Hot water and lemon is a great way to boost your hydration and help keep everything running as smoothly as possible in your body.
Positive Results of Putting Yourself First
In general, when you get proper hydration, are full of delicious nutrients, and stay active, this combo can keep illness away. Furthermore, you’ll find yourself feeling positive and enjoying a fulfilling lifestyle. When you put yourself first, then you can take on everything else with plenty of energy and effort.
50 thoughts on “Put Yourself First: Here’s Why Taking Care of You is Essential”
Such an important message and yet so often we forget to nurture and love ourselves. Seem so simple and something I think we get better at as we get older and realize how important self care is.
You’re so right that self-care isn’t something that many of us women take to naturally – it often comes from experience that we learn we must put ourselves first or risk exhaustion. Hugs!
And to you Christy x
Thank you, Michael! The reblogs made my day brighter :)
Hello Christy! Thank you for the always very informative postings. Its really a pleasure to read and reblog. Have a good weekend. Michael ;-)
Aw! Happy weekend to you too :)
This was well timed, I’m just recovering from a Fibromyalgia flare up and was about to get stuck in with things when I read this. Instead, I have decided to give myself some recovery time to recharge my battery a bit. What would be the point in starting back with a flat battery, it would be no help to me or anyone else 👍🏻
Excellent analogy and I wish you much rest xo
Great advice and a great reminder, Chris. Many thanks.
So nice to see you here, Olga!
Great tips and reminders to remember to put ourselves first once in awhile. <3
Let’s put ourselves first because if we don’t then who will, right ♥
Awesome advice, Christy. Before you can give yourself to others, you need to take of yourself to meet the demands. Have a great week!
You got the message here about self-care for women 100%, Linnea! Enjoy your weekend 🤗
A bit of rest and recuperation sounds Lovely! Thanks for sharing Christy. :) x
May you get some rest this weekend, MJ 😊
Oh, how I needed to read this right about now!!!
Yes, as women, we all too often take care of others and don’t spend enough time taking care of US! I will take your advice, thank you!!!
I’m so glad this message about self-care for women resonates with you 🤗
Another fabulous post, Christy! You nailed it. :)
Such great advice, Christy, and I’m in need of all of that at the moment but not much chance for a while. You know what they say about rest and the wicked!
I just had a thought Christy. I read your posts on my phone and then Like them when I am on my laptop. The Likes may come flying through all together, so it looks like I am not actually reading your supportive and helpful posts, but I am. I just wanted you to know. Hugs Xx <3
You are so considerate to send me this comment, Jane 🤗 I love having your support here.
Amazing as always, Christy. Self love, self care, self support. It’s really difficult for women — especially moms, to remember to make time and take care of themselves. xox
Self love – exactly! Caring for ourselves is anything but selfish xo Thanks Micki!
Great post! So true- if we have time for everyone else, we have time for ourselves.
Let’s practice putting ourselves first this weekend 🔆
Great reminder!! I am struggling really hard with making myself a priority. I feel I am here to care for everyone else. I KNOW I need to put myself at the top of the list, but it’s just very hard….
This is something I had to really WORK at when I became a mom. There’s always so much to do and I felt guilty for leaving my husband alone with the baby for more than a few minutes, which is so ridiculous! Now I make sure to take time for myself because the entire family is better off when I do.
I hope you get more time for yourself soon. Feeling mom guilt is something many women experience so you’re not alone ♥
A woman’s life is not an easy route…..
A woman needs time to manage her own personal life…
A woman ought to be appreciated more because of the roles they play…
That is one of the reasons my mum holds a dear place in my heart.
How lovely to read of your appreciation for your mom ❤
I agree we cannot pour out of an empty cup so we need to take care of ourselves first! Great post Christy!
“We cannot pour out of an empty cup” is such an astute statement. Wishing you a beautiful day!
Great adwise about taking care of yourself also. Important topic you write about Christy. Thanks ❤️
Taking care of yourself is essential and I’m glad you agree Nina ♥
We should be our best friend! Great post!
Our self is who we know best – So yes I’m nodding at your comment to be our own best friend ❤
Yes, we should not forget about our own self. We should care ourselves first before others. Awesome post, Christy.
I’m humbled by your comment, Thelma
If you wanna take care of your beloved ones then it becomes really important to take care of yourself first. Wonderful post Christy.
We can’t keep putting ourselves second, otherwise we’ll have no energy! Great to see you here, Richa <3
We’re no use to anyone if we don’t care for ourselves first.
It’s so true.
Awesome post, Christy! A great message to all women, because we tend to always put ourselves on the back burner. :)
I really am grateful for your reblog and for backing up the message in this post, Beckie. It’s time we put ourselves first xx
I most certainly agree. You’re very welcome, it was my pleasure to share your post. :)
That is our issues all the time. Isn’t it?
It’s true that often we put ourselves second 🤔