You’re worth it.  Yes, you. 

Tend to your own needs and believe you’re worthy of self-care. When we prioritize our own well-being, we’ll be more present and available to those we care about most.  If we take a broader view of the Golden Rule of personal finance (pay yourself first), we can take this to mean, put yourself first. 

You might think that serving others selflessly and giving everything you can is altruistic.  But if you’re not careful, you’ll burn out which won’t help you reach your goals.  

Be mindful of your physical, mental, and emotional needs. Instead of thinking of a nap as a sign of weakness or being a sloth, think of it as a way to recharge your battery.  Think of it as a way to spend the rest of your day at 100% versus 60%.  Then, a nap is a worthwhile investment. 

Instead of saying yes and putting more onto your plate, establish boundaries and say no when you’re at capacity.  Think about the people in your life who do that; you respect and revere their ability to do this.  

Instead of getting worked up by things you see on social media, stop paying attention to it.  Be a better curator of what you’re letting in and giving attention to.  Garbage in, garbage out. Or, put another way, good in, good out.  

Work hard to control the controllables in your life: the amount of sleep you get, your workload, what you pay attention to.  The people in your life need you at your best. Put yourself first.  Value yourself, because you’re worth it.