In life, we spend a great deal of time and energy on a lot of things. Think about what those things are for you. Now consider how much of that time and energy is spent on yourself.
Unfortunately, putting ourself on the back of the back burner happens more often than we’d like to admit. It’s quite easy to do actually. So you then have to make a concerted effort to remind yourself that you’re also worth your time and energy.
This quote is one of many great quotes by Deborah Day, author of BE HAPPY NOW!: Become the Active Director of Your Life. The quote is about making an intentional pledge to remember that you are also worth your time and energy. Not only is giving yourself the time and energy you deserve a good thing for you, it’s also a good thing for everyone. When you’re weak or broken from not taking care of yourself (i.e. not putting on your own oxygen mask) it’s more difficult to fully be there for others. So let’s not waste any more time. Let’s declare that we are worth our own time and energy now, not later.