Not long ago, I heard a woman utter a phrase that I hadn't heard in years.
Garbage In...Garbage Out.
Implying that if you feed your body, your brain and your soul with negative fuel or thoughts than you can expect your output/outcome to be poor.
This concept has rang more than true in my own life.
When I'm craving a big juicy burger and opt to go through a drive through instead of grilling it at home, I'm loving it in the moment, but regretting it later when I'm sluggish and lethargic.
When I choose to watch a movie instead of to turn the light off and grab extra sleep, I'm unmotivated to wake up in the morning and irritable the remainder of the day.
When I tell myself that I can't or second guess my abilities, I'm less apt to try something new and wind up frustrated with the status quo.
We deserve the best. Good food, energizing sleep, healthy relationships, and positive self talk. We would want it for the people closest to us, so why not advocate it for ourselves.
There's no question that we're better for the world when we take care of ourselves first. Invest in you. You're worth more than you give yourself credit for.