With today’s busy, fast-paced, and demanding schedules, everybody needs a break to help regain balance in order to function at their best. We can get so caught up in juggling work obligations, home obligations, family and significant other time, and even time for friendships and social events, that we end up forgetting about the obligation that we have to ourselves. On your list of priorities, where do you fall? Are you even on your list? If you are not on the list, or are very low on the list, it’s time to re-evaluate your priorities and start making you a priority.
When you make you a priority, it is not selfish, it’s a necessity. Valuing yourself and your time is important. When you start to make you a priority, you will find that you are happier, healthier, more productive, and feel more accomplished in life. If you take care of you, you can then be more ready and able to help take care of others. Just like the airline flight attendants always tell us, when the oxygen masks drop, first put the mask on yourself before you help others with their masks. The priority is you. If you do not take care of yourself first, you are not much help to others around you.
In order to make you a priority, you need to start with some basics:
Courtney Truax, LMT is a graduate of East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon. She is licensed through the Oregon Board of Massage Therapy and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She has her own studio massage practice in the heart of downtown Lake Oswego, Oregon.