Have you met all the “to dos” on your list of things to do?  How many of us really do!  Is being kind to yourself one of the items on your to do list?  Maybe it should be!

Maya Angelou once stated, “I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself and others like me.”  

If we do not advocate for ourselves, what is left of us to give to others?

As you hustle about to finish all of your holiday preparations, be sure to find some time for yourself.  Take a moment to pause and ask yourself, “What is it that I need to give to myself, right now?”

We can give and give to others until we have nothing left and there is a good chance that others are so busy tending to their own “to do list” that they wont realize how depleted we have become.  So, why shouldn’t you take some time to give back to yourself, even if you worry that you have too much to do or doubt (even for a second) that you deserve it?  Give to yourself, because it is the right thing to do.  Give to yourself, because our internal bank of “giving” is not an endless well.

<3 Be your own best advocate, because this is your life to enjoy.

<3 Be your own best advocate, because you need to fuel yourself for all of the giving that you do.

<3 Be your own best advocate, because nobody else knows how to do that for you!

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