- Business co-owner
I am getting better at moving myself up on the list, but it's taken a lot of work on my part. I have started to realize that if I don't take the "ME time" I'm not going to be everything else that I say I am.
Learning to put things in priority has been a challenge because I always put everyone else's needs ahead of my own. Having to say "NO" is something I have also had to learn to do when I am doing everything I can and someone asks me to do more.
Having some time for myself is still a challenge, and I so often feel guilty when I take it. I feel I should be doing something else that needs to get done. What I don't say to myself is, "you are doing something important". My biggest excuse for not taking the "me time" is I have something else that needs to get done.
I am going to work harder at ensuring that I look after myself and do things for myself more often. By doing this, I know I will be a happier person and I will be able to get all the other things done.
So who I am is ME and I will remember that when I am taking some time to recharge, think and do things that make this individual happy.