taking care of yourself

In certain circumstances, you may try to justify putting your well-being in second place.

You may think, “I have no time” or “too much is at stake”. 

The price of burning yourself out can sometimes feel worth it in these circumstances, yet it almost never is. 

Time might be tight, and a lot might be at stake — all that can be true. But none of that ever means anything if you aren’t able to recognize yourself downstream. 

The importance of taking care of yourself deserves the same imperative as breathing.

That is — it is a given. It’s a necessity. 

It’s required for thriving.