Do you wish you had more time for yourself? The amount of times, I have heard people say this to me. I have found that when I live by one of my core values which I have turned into a quote “You can’t pour from an empty coffee pot you need to take care of yourself first”, that I have time for me. I feel calmer, happier, healthier and have energy throughout the day. I love having the time and energy for horizontal exercising in the evenings too!
When we always prioritise the needs of others, putting our needs last, we can only operate with what is left, what energy, love and attention we have left to give, leaving little for our own needs. Our energy is depleted until we have nothing left to give, and then no one benefits, least of all ourselves. When this happens, it is of greatest importance and time to refill your coffee pot. We can’t control others and how they fill or don’t fill their coffee pot, but we can certainly control ourselves and how to refill our coffee pot.
When you take care of yourself, studies prove within the workplace, there are a myriad of benefits such as; you have reduced stress, increased job satisfaction, improved sense of wellbeing, positive staff relationships and an overall greater capacity to enjoy all aspects of life, at work and at home.
p.s. Yes, I am an absolute coffee nutter and coffee lover,