There are lessons everywhere, if we are open and choose to pay attention to them. Sometimes we only hear the message relevant to the circumstance we are currently in. If you’ve travelled in an aeroplane before you’ll be very familiar with the safety drill the air hostesses give before the plane flies.
‘In the event of a decompression, an oxygen mask will automatically appear in front of you. To start the flow of oxygen, pull the mask towards you. Place it firmly over your nose and mouth, secure the elastic band behind your head, and breathe normally. Although the bag does not inflate, oxygen is flowing to the mask. If you are travelling with a child or someone who requires assistance, secure your mask on first, and then assist the other person. Keep your mask on until a uniformed crew member advises you to remove it.’
Case in point, if the plane was in crisis, you would follow the safety instructions, wouldn’t you? However this message is also relevant in our day to day lives as well.
So often we fill our lives with the demands of others, whether that is our kids, family, work or other commitments. Women tend to be especially good at this, would you agree? We keep on going and giving to everyone, until we reach the end of our energy and our health normally suffers.
I’ve witnessed so many friends over the years become completely ‘burnt out’ from their corporate jobs, that they end up chronically ill as a result. Their energy tank is now empty, it has been gradually depleting over time, although they didn’t see or listen to the signs their body was telling them.
People often wait for a life crisis, an emergency or an illness before they ‘wake up’ to change and start to look after themselves. Don’t be this person.
Remember every day to include some time for yourself. Do something you love that energises you as well as helps to de-stress you. so you replenish your energy tank on a daily basis so you can be the best person you can be.
If you have no energy, let your health suffer, or worse still you die because you didn’t look after yourself, you will be no use to anyone. Harsh reality I know, but very true.
Remember YOU are worth it.
Wish It … Dream It … Do It!