I’m skipping a presentation about self care

As I reviewed today’s schedule I could feel the anxiety mounting. I have appointments stacked one after another all day long. It’s all good stuff, but I also have some correspondence that I would like to complete and mail.

I decided that in order to remain serene today, I’ll skip my first meeting. Ironically, it’s a nonprofit CEO round-table and the speaker is presenting on self-care. Self-care is something I preach to others and am terrible about doing myself.

I’d really like to hear what the speaker has to say, but what I want even more is to come home tonight knowing that I was fully present for my required meetings and not distracted by the desk work that also needs to be accomplished. AND I want that correspondence to be off my desk and in the mailbox. So, until 10 a.m. today I’ll be writing, addressing, and stamping. From 10 a.m. on I will be mentally and emotionally available to everyone with whom I meet.

Come to think about it, I believe that’s the best way for me to practice self-care today.

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