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How To Make Yourself A Priority This Year

How To Make Yourself A Priority This Year

You know what, you have to take care of yourself if you are going to be able to be there for your family. Learn tips for how you can make yourself a priority this year!

The start of a new year means a lot of pressure for us to start making big changes in our lives, and these can often be a bit overambitious or even impossible. While we may have ended the year with a dose of holiday cheer, that cheer quickly fades when we realize all the things we feel like we should be doing to better ourselves in the new year.

It’s easy to let our own needs get pushed aside because we think we’re supposed to do other things. This is why this year, I urge you to make yourself a priority.

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Set aside time for yourself

Setting alone time for yourself feels selfish. However, this can give you some time to unwind and even give yourself a chance to rest after a busy day. This is essential for every single one of us! You can use this time to do some journaling, read a good book, or even sort through the mail if that’s really how you want to spend your time.

The important thing is that you take this time to get your foot off the gas pedal and slow down. Calm your mind and focus on what YOU need right now.

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Listen to what your body needs

We’re all a little guilty of not listening to our bodies as we should. Whether it’s not drinking enough water or that sense of dread after finishing a newly opened bag of chips, not listening to what our body needs is something we all do. Take a moment to figure out what your body is asking you to do. It could be that you need to get up and move, to get more sleep, or even to eat better.

 

Say no to something so that you can say yes to yourself

Saying no feels a little dirty. It feels like we’re selfish or that we’re letting others down. However, when you say yes to everything, you end up saying no to yourself. Think about something that you have been saying no to for too long now. Instead, say yes to that new hobby you’ve wanted to start, a coffee with friends, or even going to bed at 8:00. No one is judging here!

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Don’t be afraid to start fresh

After all, it is a new year, so don’t be afraid to jump on the whole new year new me trend and start fresh. Think about the bad habits you’ve let yourself fall into this past year, and work to change them. Sometimes this means completely rethinking the way you do something. Taking the time to step back from a situation and think about how it affects you, you can make a world of difference.

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Making yourself a priority is not at the expense of your life or anyone else. Taking care of yourself might go against every instinct you have, but if you take the time to make yourself a priority, you’ll find that you have more room and time for everything else you care about.

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