Self-care isn’t selfish; it’s stewardship.

 

What do you need?

 

Other than God, who knows the answer to that question better than you?

 

When you’re exhausted, who knows it first? When you’re hungry, who feels it? When you’re anxious, afraid, or overwhelmed, whose heart races?

 

Your body is your responsibility. As an adult, you are more aware of your needs than anyone else in your life. Yet so often, as women, we put our personal needs lower on the list than everyone else’s needs. Sometimes our needs are so far down the list that they get completely ignored. We believe that’s the right choice; we think it’s humble service.

 

But your body is your responsibility and ignoring it is irresponsible. No one else will take care of it if you don’t.

 

What do you need today to take one step closer to being healthy mentally, physically, or emotionally? A walk? A workout? A nap? A salad? A good book? Time with friends? Time away?

 

As they tell you in every airline safety video, put your mask on first. Then take care of those who have been entrusted to you. Make self-care a priority. It’s not selfish; it’s stewardship.

 

What will you do for yourself this week?