Do you already feel stress that the holidays are coming? Who is visiting? What shall I cook? When shall I shop? are some of the questions slowly creeping into our minds these days.
On a daily basis we are running around, driving, feeding , shopping, answering questions from our spouses, bosses and kids ,trying to beat the clock.Yet do we take a moment to breathe?
Before we know it, we are poorly rested, have bad eating habits , get sick and our chores falling by the wayside.
I always thought it was very selfish that airline passengers were asked in an emergency to put their own masks first before putting on the oxygen masks on their kids. I mean, as a parent, my first instinct is to always look after my child and then myself.
Years of not understanding this theory, made me harassed , tired , irritable and frankly a screeching maniac.
I finally get it.
My challenge to you this upcoming holiday season is to put your own oxygen mask first, look after yourself, eat right, be active, go out with a friend, meditate, pray do whatever makes you feel good and calm and in turn you can successfully be a better caregiver to those around you.
Sometimes being selfish is good.