Linda Fliss, MA, CHC, is the owner of Twin Cities Life Coaching. She is passionate about self-care and healthy living. If we don’t take care of ourselves first, how do we expect to care well for others in our lives?
Think of the oxygen mask in an airplane. The instructions given to you before taking flight insist that if there is a change in cabin pressure, we are to put on our own mask BEFORE we assist others with theirs.
Our hectic, over-scheduled, over-worked lives push us to meet everyone else’s needs and deadlines before our own. We have it backwards and need to take an airplane oxygen mask approach instead.
Take care of yourself first, and the rest will follow.