The Importance Of Taking Care Of Yourself
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The Importance Of Taking Care Of Yourself

Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won't accept." – Anna Taylor

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Taylor Markee

It's that point in the semester where things are just getting exhausting. Homework is stacking up, and it is getting harder to remember to take care of yourself. I know for me, all I want to do at this point in the semester is sleep. The motivation for homework is lacking, and the motivation I have for just about everything else is dissipating.

I have really strayed away from being in the Word, and that is such an important part of taking care of yourself. Taking care of yourself physically is important, but it is so important to take care of your spiritual and mental health too. Be careful of what gets added up in your life, because before too long, it might get to be more than you can handle, and the last thing that needs to happen is to be trying to balance 100 things at one time.

Overcommitment is definitely an issue that college students face, and it is important to be aware of it in your own life, and in the lives of your friends. Take care of your friends, and support them when they have a lot going on in their lives because, in the end, it will help so much.

"How do you define 'taking care of yourself'? Create a new self-care practice today. Observe your comfort level when it comes to being good to yourself. Discomfort is a wise teacher." – Caroline Myss and Peter Occhiogrosso
"Learning to love yourself is like learning to walk—essential, life-changing, and the only way to stand tall." – Vironika Tugaleva
Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won't accept." – Anna Taylor
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