This morning I'm at the gym getting ready to go swimming. It's been a while since I wrote a gratitude post. I've been dealing with the stress of finding a new house.  

Thankfully, the worst part of that process is over. We've found and been approved for a new home.  

In the midst of all this stress I've been barely working out at all, and eating horrendously.  It's caused me to gain weight and feel awful.  

But this morning, I'm back at it. I ate a small breakfast on my way to the gym, and spent the drive thinking about self-care. 

Over the past few weeks, I've had to say no's to some folks over a variety of things. I actually feel really good about this.  Knowing one's own boundaries, having a sense of self, is really important. 

Taking care of oneself, practicing self-care, does not make you selfish.  It's not just okay to take care of oneself, it actually helps you in your efforts to do the best you can for others. 

I'm grateful that I know how to take care of myself, so I can make good choices around my ability to help others too.  

AuthorMako Allen
Categories365 Gratitude