Fit Your Oxygen Mask First

As we come into the end of the year, there is a really important concept that I want to remind you of in today’s post. 

And that is, you need to be really conscious of looking after yourself and fitting your oxygen mask first.

Let me explain. 

You see sometimes as leaders & business owners, we get caught up in feeling hyper responsible for our team, our business and everyone around us. We feel like we need to be working the hardest. Working the longest hours. Wearing the brunt of all the issues and challenges and taking that all on for ourselves. 

Today I want to remind you that if you don’t look after yourself first, then you’re no good to your team, your business, your family and all the people around you. 

If you’ve noticed that you’re slipping into saying yes to everyone, trying to be all things to all people, and spreading yourself thin to keep the people around you happy, then this post is for you.

Today I want to remind you that if you’re burnt out, if you have no energy, if you’re jaded and tired - then who is going to lead? Who is going to help the team and the business finish strongly this year? Who is going to be the person that the people around you can rely on when things get hard or challenges arise? 

It can be easy to slip into working really hard because everyone around you is tired. But I want you to bring a level of awareness and a level of consciousness around managing your time, managing your energy, getting enough sleep, exercising, eating good and nutritious food and generally looking after yourself, your well-being and your health. 

Because the better you are physically, mentally and emotionally - the more able you are to lead and guide and look after those around you. 

So we’re coming to the end of another year. Please focus on fitting your oxygen mask first. Because if you don’t, you’re no good to everyone else around you. 

Josh ‘Oxygen Mask’ Stone

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