How to Make Yourself a Priority?

It can be very easy to become caught up in everything and everyone around you, and
oftentimes this results in you placing yourself on the back burner. Between that extra task
you’ve taken on at work, making time for friends and family, and maintaining your basic human needs, do you know if you’re giving yourself the time and attention you need and deserve?

If this resonates with you, keep reading to learn more about some simple ways to make yourself a priority again. 

Make Time for You

You may feel selfish taking time out of your day for yourself, but in reality, it’s essential to your
wellbeing. No matter if it’s five minutes, or a couple of hours, dedicated “me-time” can help to
leave you feeling refreshed.

Luckily, “me-time” can be whatever you want or need it to be!
Consider allowing yourself a few minutes of extra rest in the morning, or take up a new hobby.
Even activities such as reading, watching a movie, or even running a bath can help relax both
your mind and body. 

Be in Tune with Your Health 

Your health and overall wellness are important to be aware of. Did you know that you should be seeing your primary care physician at least once a year? Additionally, researching your family’s medical history can be vital in monitoring any health concerns, especially those that may be genetic such as high blood pressure, certain cancers, and diabetes.

Going into your routine wellness visits with this knowledge can help put your mind at ease, as well as prepare you for future situations that could arise. 

Another way to be more in tune with your health is by taking control of specific aspects of your
life. Whether that be diet, exercise, supplements, or personal care. If you’re unsure of where to
begin in regard to improving your care, consider your period.

Between cramps, acne flare-ups, bloating, and fatigue, every woman knows how unpleasant your menstrual cycle can be. Let’s face it, tampons and pads can be quite uncomfortable, even more so when you acknowledge the fact that you might not know what exactly they’re made of. An easy-to-use menstrual cup—an excellent tampon and pad alternative—might be the answer to your time of the month troubles. 

Learn to Say No

In many situations, it can feel easier to say yes as opposed to no. Maybe it’s because you’re in
a go, go, go, mentality, have a fear of missing out, or even worse, disliked. However, learning to
say no
can be incredibly beneficial to both your personal and professional life. Not only can
holding the power of no allow you more time to get tasks done throughout the day, but it can
also reduce stress, save you money, and allow you the opportunities to make time for things
you truly enjoy. 

Accept Your Emotions

If you experience something negative or are ever feeling down, it’s important to recognize the
emotions you’re feeling instead of pushing them away. Be compassionate towards yourself in sensitive situations and allow yourself the time to process what is occurring. Forcing yourself to get over something will not help you in any way.

One way you can become more in tune with your emotions is by journaling; more specifically,
bullet journaling. A bullet journal is a perfect way to customize your writing and tailor it to your
days. For example, if writing down each thing that occurred throughout your day, you can
design your own emotion or mood tracker for each month. In doing so you will not only take the time to reflect on how you’re feeling but also tap into your creative side as well. 

No matter how you decide to go about making yourself a priority, you must take the steps to do so; both your mind and body will thank you!