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Looking After Yourself Should Be Your Number One Priority

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Marleny Hucks
Marleny Hucks
Marlene (or Marleny as she is known in Spanish) is a mentor, teacher, cross-cultural trainer, storyteller, writer, and for those who have been under her leadership or simply sat across the table from her, she is a mirror of destiny. Her love of word and image were formed early on by one of her heroes, Dr. Seuss. If you asked those who know her well, they would describe her a compassionate, funny, wise, curious, honest, real, strong, sensitive and totally human which comes out as she teaches and writes. She sees all of life, even the most mundane, through faith and believes that who we become as we live this side of the veil is what matters not the journey itself or our circumstances. Marleny Hucks has spent her life crossing bridges. She comes from a diverse background of ministry roles and contexts as well as has transitioned in and out of the business world. Having lived outside the country as well as traveled extensively she has a fascination with culture causes her to live her life within a global mosaic no matter where her feet are planted. Marlene currently lives in South Carolina with her husband David, who owns a news company but who she says is a “crime fighter”, bringing light into darkness in their systems of their city. Marleny currently works as a content management specialist covering Myrtle Beach News for MyrtleBeachSC News.

Looking after yourself is one of those things that you need to do for yourself. Nobody else can look after you to the extent that you can, and nobody else can choose you the way that you should be choosing yourself. The only person that you can ever 100% count on is yourself, so it’s time that you start letting yourself be your number one priority. In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the things that this entails, so keep reading if you’re interested.

Take A Break When Needed

There is going to come a time where you need a break, and if you deny yourself this then it’s not going to work out the best for you. You are going to end up exhausted both mentally and physically which is really bad for you. If this is something that you do consistently, then you are going to end up a big ball of exhaustion who is ready to drop at any second. Or, you will end up with so much anger, resentment and other negative emotions because you are overwhelmed that you will end up exploding at a random moment. 

Don’t let yourself get to this point, take a break instead. The world is not going to end because you decided to take a break.

Choose To Kick Unhealthy Habits

Everyone has habits that they would be better off without, but some are more damaging to our health than others. For example, while biting your nails isn’t exactly good, it isn’t going to harm your body or have any lasting effects as your nails will continue to grow back. But, problems like smoking, drinking in excess and using narcotics are really bad for your body and your mind. If you have any of these habits, you have to make the conscious choice to kick them once and for all. Some people will need to go to rehab to get the help that they need, but there are other support options if you would rather go down an alternative route.

Get Out Of Stressful Situations

Stress is known as the silent killer for a reason, so it’s not something that should be taken lightly. As a society we seem to have decided that stress is normal, but it’s not normal and it’s not something that should be normalized. Stress can manifest as physical symptoms when your body can no longer handle it such as acne outbreaks, rashes, and so much more. You have got to try and avoid stressful situations as much as you can, or at the very least learn to manage your stress when you are thrust into them. Breathing techniques are good for this!

Hopefully you have found this article useful in some way, and will now take more care when attempting to look after yourself. It’s not always going to be a straightforward process, and there are going to be times where you struggle, but this does not mean that you aren’t making progress. We can assure you that this process is going to be worth every single second that you put into it, so don’t give up just because things got a little bit tough.



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