When Did You Decide To Put Yourself Last?

by Carole Bourne

Post written by Carole Fogarty  Facilitator of Rest and Rejuvenation Retreats


Rejuvenate your habits:

You feel exhausted, washed out and empty.  You’ve got nothing more to give.  You’re waiting, hoping and praying for someone to whisk you away on a holiday.  A very long holiday.

Whilst I can’t do that right now for you,  I can share a rejuvenation formula that has been designed just for you. Yes, just for you.





 ”You time” shouldn’t happen by accident:

You deserve some time out, you deserve some fun, you deserve some space, your deserve some pampering and you deserve regular moments to rest, repair and rejuvenate yourself.

Promise yourself from this day forward not to let “priority you” time happen only by accident. Make a wise rejuvenation choice from this day forward to create daily, weekly and monthly “priority you” time.

Stop putting yourself last. It’s time to start receiving more energy in than you are giving out.



Priority “you time” formula:

Go grab your diary now and allocate the following priority you times into your calendar.

1:  1/2 an hour a day

2.  1/2 a day a week

3.  1 day a month


Its all about receiving energy.  Receiving more energy than you are giving out.

Even if you have absolutely no idea at this point what to fill your “you time” with – it doesn’t matter.  Pretend, guess or make it up.   Soon life will reveal or remind you what makes your heart sing.

A personal thanks to my chiropractor who over 15 years shared this sanity saving formula with me.




Join me at my 2011 Balinese Rest and Rejuvenation Retreats.  There is one in July and one in September.  Bookings are now being taken.    Click here for the 2011 dates.  Maximum of 6 participants per retreat for individual support.



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Return anytime to the Rejuvenation Lounge.  Peace, love and chocolate,  Carole.




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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Health Guru July 25, 2008 at 11:26 pm

Great post Carole.

It’s often said “it is impossible to cut the tree when the saw is dull.”

Glad your enjoying your ‘me’ time and have a great weekend.



Karrine July 27, 2008 at 4:39 am

Great post ! I love it I am printing this out and taping it into my dayplanner so i remember to “schedule time” each month.


Al at 7P July 27, 2008 at 9:01 pm

Hi Carole – it’s so true that we need to make sure we get our “me time,” even if we have to squeeze it into our busy schedules.


Ribeezie July 29, 2008 at 7:43 am

The best way to be productive for yourself (and to be able to help others) is to ensure that you give yourself the appropriate attention and reflection; even if it’s only 20 minutes a day. Truth is, you can’t help others without helping yourself first…


Cynthia Clinton July 30, 2008 at 10:21 am

Hi Carole,

I think women, being the nurturing creatures they are, tend to get in the habit of putting themselves last – sometimes for many years!

It can be a hard thing to stop doing, especially if you’ve had children. My son is 26 now and living his life on his own, but I’m just now realizing that I’m still putting myself last. Gotta rectify that!

Thanks for the great article.



Lance August 3, 2008 at 1:12 pm

Carole, this is so important to rejuvenating ourselves – and yet so easy to neglect. I am guilty! So, I’ll take this as a gentle reminder that I need to spend some more time on “me”. Thank you.


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