Question: Why self-care?
Most of us have flown in an airplane before, and most of us have heard the flight attendants give their speel before the plane takes off. They tell us how to buckle our seatbelts and where the nearest exits are. But they also tell us something that is vitally important to our survival. They say if the cabin pressure should change, then oxygen masks will drop in front of us. And if you are traveling with small children or older adults, you are supposed to do something with that oxygen mask. You should put yours on first. Why is that? It’s because you are no good to anyone passed out on the floor.
Not taking care of yourself is like not putting the oxygen mask on. You are going through the motions, but gasping for air.
Question: So, how do we put the oxygen mask on ourselves?
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