I noticed you’re not taking care of yourself.
I have a lot to do and I don’t have time.
You have to make the time.
Where will that time come from?
Are you getting more done when you ignore your own needs?
No. I feel like I can’t catch up and am always behind.
That’s because you’re not happy with yourself. When you take care of yourself your mood changes. You become more productive. You procrastinate less.
It feels selfish.
Selfish would be taking care of yourself only and ignoring everything else. You’ve never been that way, but you do put some things off that need to be done. You become anxious when you don’t allow downtime and then you get overwhelmed. Nap if you need a nap. Take a bath. Read a book. Watch a movie. Just make sure that when you do what makes you happy you do so without guilt. Guilt kills your spirit.
Is this a request or an order?
What do you think?
I think I’ll go read for a while.
That’s my girl.