SOAR TO SUCCESS
| JULY 2015 |
Personal Growth Strategies
Stop Putting Yourself Last:
Do you often put the rest of the world before
yourself? Does your day run out of time
and you realize that even if you conquered
your to do list, your me time that you keep
promising yourself somehow got left out?
We are all guilty when it comes tomaking sure
that we slate out quality time for ourselves;
especially when we rapidly add to our to-do-
list faster than we take things away.
We all want to make sure that we are being
a great spouse, an accommodating parent,
a helpful family member, quality employee,
and caring friend…but what happens when
we are all of these things to everyone else
and then it is time for bed and we forgot to
implement some time dedicated ONLY to
When all of us get situated on a plane and
prepare for take-off, we are undoubtingly
going to be told by a flight attendant, “in
case of an emergency, put your mask on first
before attempting to help those around you”.
This reminder is helpful with our everyday
lives, we need reminded that we are not going
to be as helpful and maybe not even helpful at
all if we do not take care of ourselves before
attempting to care for others.
When we are tired, drained and exhausted,
or even discontent because we are lacking
the things that give us joy, peace, fulfillment,
and relaxation--it is extremely difficult to be
at our best at home or work.
exercise, journaling, daily meditation or yoga,
reading, swimming, watching your favorite
TV show or walking your dogs? Whatever
it is, you truly should commit to schedule
these things, even if it’s scheduled for only
10 minutes a day. The rest of your schedule
should revolve around the “me time” that you
promised yourself because if you think you
are going to complete all of your tasks and
go through your day and assume,
is time left then I will focus on myself”
probably won’t happen.
By Deitra Hickey, PhD