Last week as I took on a care-taking role and let stress and giving be my only focus, I found myself physically and emotionally drained. I allowed the stress to overwhelm me and let my own self-care fall to the side.
This week I once again find myself in a care-taking role beyond my everyday norm. I see the potential to give all I have and deplete myself in the process. But this time I am more aware, not only of my boundaries and limitations, but of my own self-care needs. This awareness has made all the difference!
I'm grateful to give and help where I can. I'm grateful to be able to take care of my sick pup and manage my regular commitments. I'm grateful to ask for what I need rather than pushing through. I'm grateful for a wonderful husband that steps up at times like these. And I'm grateful to take time for the things I need to keep my energy and spirit up.
I'm grateful for Mother Nature lending a sunny hand. I'm grateful for laughter. I'm grateful to have the tools to take care of myself and still give to others. And I'm grateful to have the tools to assist my dog in feeling better as well.
How do you balance giving to others and still taking time for yourself? Who can you count on for support?
May today bless us with love and health. May we find balance in the every changing cosmic game. Have a beautiful day!