You know how to pour into others, now do it for yourself

I’ve spent the past few days at a personal development conference for female entrepreneurs and it has been incredible! (See the photo below)

I was surrounded by very successful, driven, and accomplished women who were crushing it in their businesses and their careers. They were highly esteemed in their industries and blazing trails left and right.

These were Powerhouses and it felt good to be surrounded by them…BUT…

The more I spoke with them, the more I learned how exhausted they were!

They were burning the candles at both ends.

They were pushing themselves to the limits in order to achieve the next rung of success.

They were so used to pouring into others that they rarely had the time to pour into themselves.

So it got me thinking…

Why do we do so much for others, but not do the same for ourselves?

Honestly, it boils down to our beliefs.

We believe that we have to push ourselves and that we can’t say no to others.

We believe that we have to be busy in order to be productive.

We believe that once we hit a level of success we will take a break.

Unfortunately, this type of thinking leads to burnout.

It leads to us not taking care of our physical and mental health.

It leads to us not being able to give our best to the ones that we care about.

So, today, I am challenging you to take a moment to think about what you can do this week to slow down. Maybe it means committing to a “hard stop” with your work or not checking emails while you eat lunch or finally scheduling that doctor’s appointment that you have been putting off. 

Do something this week that the future version of yourself will be so glad you did! What will that be?