Ever wonder why when you get on an airplane the flight attendants tell you that in the event of an accident to put your oxygen mask on first? That’s so that you are alive and able to help your loved ones. The same goes for life. You must take care of yourself in order to take care of those around you. I’ve made some significant changes in the past couple of months and one thing that I’ve focused on is taking care of me. As a mom, I put my son first although I’ve learned that if I’m not giving myself oxygen, I cannot help my son to get his oxygen mask on.
This means something different for everyone. For some, it may mean taking time for you to do yoga, get a massage or even read a book. For others it may mean taking time to prepare your week. On Sunday, I like to get everything done around the home so that I can go into the new week with a fresh clear head. Like I’ve probably mentioned before, I like organization. I like to know what lies ahead.. so for me, planning is imperative. This is the day that I use to put my oxygen mask on…
Life is busy, we all struggle with balancing everything. Don’t forget to stop and put your oxygen mask on first so that you may help others.
What does your oxygen mask look like in your life?