We mostly think of taking care of ourselves later.
When we get done with work.
Once we finish this quarter.
On our next vacation.
But for the master caring for self isn’t a bonus. It’s a foundation.
Olympic athletes don’t care for self last, they do so first.
They eat the best food, train in a carefully planned way, and get the rest they need.
If you’re truly serving a deep purpose, caring for self last isn’t heroic, it’s either arrogant or foolish.
Today I will remember that I am the foundation of all my work. I touch everything I love. I will care for myself like I am the precious resource of my life. Not by being lazy, but by being intentional.