I’m not stressed, you’re stressed.

This week has been crazy! My plate feels extra full and I’m trying to manage everything for everyone in my life. I’m realizing I like to not say “no” to anyone and take on work to make their lives better. But I don’t think about myself when doing this, my goal for the rest of the week is to do something for me every day that makes me happy or feel less stressed. I will continue to push on and keep trying my best!

Everything happens for a reason! ๐Ÿ™‚

By Casey Clark

I'm an adventurous person who loves being outside and in nature. I love to go camping, hiking, kayaking, and hang out with my friends and family. I love to help others and want to grow in my field as an Elementary Teacher and child educator.

6 comments

  1. Same boat over here, but I am working on it! I call it “self-preservation” and it makes me feel less guilty than “self-care,” not that I have anything to feel badly about– take care of you!

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  2. Welcome, Casey! It’s fabulous to carve out space for YOU! First thing in the morning works for me! Finding the best time for that space is half the battle, then committing to it!

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  3. Yes! It’s so hard to find time for ourselves – I think making a goal for some daily self-care is so important though. And I think of my writing time as that! So glad you are writing with us. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. I agree with this – wait, I mean it resonates with me. Self-care is SO hard to squeeze in, and yet it is vital to us staying human. It’s okay to say no!

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  5. Yes, Casey, you absolutely need to learn to say “no”. I wish I had developed that skill earlier in my career. I’m proud of you for taking time to do something for you! See if you can extend it beyond this week.

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