I have to ask you something as you start your Sunday: Are you tired?

As a woman entrepreneurwho gives your best at home and for your businessyou probably find yourself running on caffeine and prayer. You spend so much juggling balls and wearing multiple hats that weariness has become part of your standard operating procedure. 

You may feel like you don’t know any other way to operate because you’re hard-wired to take care of everything and everyone else. 

But what about YOU?! Are you taking the time to care for yourself?

Most of the women I ask this question reply, “NO, not enough.”

If you live life in constant overwhelm, then I want to encourage you to find a moment for yourself every day. Finding one moment each day to take care of yourself will transform your outlook and well-being.

You may be thinking, “Teri, you have no idea what I’m up against. How will I ever find a moment to do something for myself?”

The reality is you can’t afford not to. If you don’t care for yourself, who will?

Studies show that caring for yourself will add fuel to your fire and energize you more than anything else. Renewing and recharging have been encouraged for centuries. (See Psalm 51:10, 2 Cor. 4:16, and Mark 6:30-32)

So how do you steal a moment to mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually revive yourself? 

Start by making a list of things that you wish you had time to sneak off and do. From taking a walk to calling a friend to watching your favorite sitcom, or even reading a bookthe only person limiting your options is you.

For me, I love to get up early before my family, drink my coffee, put on some diffusing oils, read my Bible, and stretch. Those stolen moments always set my day on the right path.

The funny thing is that ALL of those things don’t cost much and take very little time. Yet when you do them, they FILL YOUR CUP and help you be your best you.

While we are called to be His hands and feet, He also wants us to create a rhythm of work and rest that flows. His word encourages us to take care of ourselves, as well as take care of others.

One thing we cannot afford to ignore is self-care. Remember that it is NOT selfish to take care of you. 

If you answered yes to “are you taking time to care for yourself?” Awesome! Keep up the good work. 

If your answer was ‘no,’ then let me encourage you to create your list and pick your moment, so self-care becomes a priority.