It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Chapter 7, Page 17, Book 18

Good things happen when you get your priorities straight.

Scott Caan

We won’t always be a priority to others.  Be a priority to yourself

The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.

Steven Covey

I have always believed that you cannot be good for others if you aren’t first good to yourself.  That means that in order to be at my full potential, I have to take good care of my self by getting enough sleep, eating the right things and keeping healthy.  If we get tired out, we get sick and then we’re no help to any one much less ourselves.

You can’t pour from an empty cup.  Take care of yourself first.

Author Unknown

When we have others to care for we tend to neglect ourself, but sooner or later we get run down or burnt out with no energy left for ourselves or for others.  

The best way to take care of others is to take care of yourself.  We need healthy bodies and clear minds.  As a mom of a large family I quickly learned that motherhood has 24 hour a day, seven days a week responsibility.  There are no designated days off or vacation time.  

We just cannot do it all if we don’t take care of ourselves.

As we grow older, you will discover we that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

Audrey Hepburn


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

To be our best we have to take time for ourselves!

betty said...

That's why they say on an airplane to put your own oxygen mask on first before you help others to get their's on. Its not being selfish, its prioritizing to make sure we are at our best before we help others be their best. I think it is also important to offer breaks if possible to young parents for them to have some time to themselves because we all know the demands parenthood can bring with it!


Chatty Crone said...

You know all my life I put others first - but I am just now realizing and taking some time for myself. When I go to Walmart I always buy a little treat for myself. lol sandie

Rick Watson said...

Jilda and I both attended a Steven Covey what Matters Most class several years ago and it was one of the best classes either of us took.
It was life changing.