Practice self-care. Invest in your emotional and mental health each day.
There are so many demands on our time and attention from family, work, children, friends, and volunteer work. If we don’t take the time to tend to ourselves, our well will dry up rather quickly. We will have nothing left to give.
When it comes to things we care about like our family and our work, none of us aim to give the very last leftover bits of ourselves. Rather, we desire to give the very best of ourselves. So when we take care of ourselves, we are filled up, renewed, and restored so we can offer the people around us the very best of who we are.
Mark 1:9-13 is an example where Jesus took time to go away and be alone to be refreshed. Today I encourage you to add some time in your calendar daily, or at least weekly, to do something you love that is just for you. It may be reading a book, soaking in a bubble bath, shooting at the range, golfing, camping or walking a trail in the mountains. Whatever you do, do it to take care of you. You will love yourself, your job, and your family more when you do.