The quiet morning time with a journal and a cup of coffee…
Or the solo walks through the woods…
Whatever it is that keeps you centered, guard it and protect it.
It is tempting to compromise for other people’s emergencies: it feels selfish to prioritize time for ourselves when others have a need.
But 9 times out of 10 the “emergencies” can wait. And if we compromise needlessly others will notice, and they’ll ask us to do it more often.
If we stick to our guns, they’ll figure things out on their own.
It seems callous.
But when we take better care of ourselves, everyone benefits.