Yesterday I woke up and felt off.
When I go through difficult times I often put my own emotional and physical needs on the back burner.
And though I had been working over the last month to restore balance to my life… I was still in the emotional trenches.
I realized, as I looked in the mirror, that I hadn’t been taking care of myself and that my mood was suffering due to this fact.
Thankfully, after years of working on this particular character flaw, I took steps immediately to resolve the problem.
I went back to a healthy diet that very morning.
I exercised that afternoon.
I chose to use opposite action when dealing with difficult people or situations and…
I spent the evening seeking spiritual counseling from one of my mentors.
I have learned that it is not enough to just work on one aspect of my life when I have allowed myself to get physically and emotionally worn down.
By taking care of myself, mind and body, I present my best self to the world and find stability once again.
I feel a rise in my self-esteem, a positive change in my attitude, and a better outlook on my life.
“Dear God, help me to put first things first. Help me to keep my emotional and physical house in order so that I can be the best that I can be during trying times.”