Put Yourself First

Put Yourself First

Today, I'm finally opening up about something I've been holding back on for a bit.

Why? Well, I didn't want to come across as a complainer or keep repeating myself, but it's high time we address it — the paramount importance of your health, both physical and mental.

I gotta be honest: I haven't been feeling my best lately. There's this persistent discomfort that ebbs and flows within me. As I type these words, I'm dealing with a high fever, some unsettling chested wind, and a few other mysterious symptoms that I can't quite put my finger on.

I know it would be better if I'm in my best state to be typing all this but here I am, laptop in hand, pouring my thoughts into words because I can't ignore this any longer.

Some of you might know me as someone who's all about productivity and the hustle life. Yeah, I guess it's in my DNA, passed down from my mother, who dedicated herself to her career and responsibilities for over 30 years.

I've always aspired to follow in her footsteps. However, a few weeks back, it hit me like a freight train — progress in life should never come at the cost of our well-being. I can see it now; it's taking a toll on my mom's health, and I won't let history repeat itself. It's just not worth it.

I often preach about self-care and prioritizing well-being too, right? But I have to admit, even though I preach it, I wasn't practicing it enough, and it's starting to wear me down.

I get that I've been hustling hard to make some real progress, but with this weird pain creeping in, I've gotta admit, it's just not worth it anymore.

I really don't like how I'm putting my pursuit of success ahead of taking care of myself. It's frustrating how I'm pushing myself too hard when I shouldn't. You know, maybe I should've relaxed a bit on the whole productivity and trying to please everyone thing. Saying no should've been easier, but it ain't.

Man, I wish I could just drop some awesome advice on how to juggle the grind and self-care at this point to your guys, but truth is, I'm always learning as I go. Life's all about winging it and going with the flow for me, most of the time.

Right now, I'm hitting pause on client projects and taking a breather from my personal social media. I'm not posting much these days unless I feel like it. I can even go days without it, but I'll be back to regular posting soon, just not right now.

If you've stuck around this far, thanks and sorry if this isn't what you expected to read today. Just know, you're totally worth it, and so is your health.

We all slip up, but when you need that break, take it. When you need to hit pause on your work, do it. Do it for yourself, for your body. You're so worth it. Have a lovely day <3


  1. Such a great post sweetie!

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