I like knowing that I have the ability to make my loved ones happy. I know the best way to do that is to first ensure my own happiness. My focus each day is to live a life that makes me happy.
Happiness comes from doing things I feel passionate about. Being involved in meaningful endeavors brings me great satisfaction and peace of mind.
That peace of mind allows me to maintain a peaceful and calm demeanor. It allows me to dedicate my efforts to the needs of others. I can freely concentrate on my loved ones because I know I have the emotional capacity to consider their well-being.
When I have a stressful workday, my parenting instinct is to then focus on my kids. But I recognize that trying to be supportive while stressed affects my patience.
I know that my family has needs. But it is important for me to support them from a place of serenity. I spend some time relaxing my mind and body before taking on their needs.
Today, I commit to focusing on myself first without being selfish. Taking that approach puts me in a better position to offer physical and spiritual support to others. I know that making myself happy gives me the know-how to pay that happiness forward to others.
1. What activities can I change so I can give myself more attention?
2. How do I know when I am in need of some self-help and introspection?
3. How can I balance my needs with the needs of those who rely on me?