How to Take Care of You! - Put Your Self First

PYF_Babble_Take_Care_Of_YouIt is the thing I most frequently forget to do… the thing that consistently falls to the bottom of my list: me. I was recently asked, “when life is overwhelming, when chaos takes hold, what gives?” What hit me like a freight train in the dark was that I didn’t hesitate. I answered before I even thought: it is always me, always my health, my sleep, my eating, my ‘fun’.

Don’t misunderstand I’m the furthest thing from a martyr, and sacrificing myself for the good of everyone else has never been on my ‘to-do’ list. It just happened. When the kids come home with last minute school projects, my work gets pushed to the back burner, so I ‘have to’ stay up late to meet my deadlines. When I feel panicked that I might not ‘get it all done’ I eat on the go, or I skip the gym in favor of finishing my work.

It is much like living on a perpetual see-saw. And I’d like to step off. I know I am better to everyone around me if I juggle the day-to-day in such a way that my needs factor in… Sometimes I simply need a healthy reminder to put myself first.

Here’s a lesson I learned:

How do you prioritize YOU? Share your tips, your challenges, the ways you motivate yourself to be a better version of you?

Read more from Danielle on Babble and her personal sites ExtraordinaryMommy and DanielleSmithMedia.

You can also follow her on Twitter.


More from Danielle on Babble:

5 Tips For Creating A Work Space of Your Own

5 Must-Do Make Up Tips

Creating Space In Your Closet For the Style You Need

Do You Let Your Kids Play Outside Alone?

Pinterest Is Making Money from Your Posts: Sneaky or Genius?

Sticks and Stones: My Son Cut His Hair So Another Child Would Stop Calling Him a Girl


Article Posted 3 years Ago
share this article
facebook twitter tumblr pinterest
See Comments
what do you think?
share this article
facebook twitter tumblr pinterest
See Comments
what do you think?
what do you think?
close comments
Subscribe to the
Welcome to
Sign Out
Follow us on