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Are You More Like Teflon or Velcro?

Have you ever thought about your personal state of being in terms of Teflon or Velcro? Well, I recently did.

After a recent (very long) weekend with the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy, where we started very early and went very late, I found myself feeling drained and irritable when I returned home. It seemed like every comment, action, or word was sticking to me like Velcro, causing me to take things personally.

It wasn’t until I reflected on my experience that I realized the value of my normal routine of self-care. Going to bed on time, meditation and journaling in the morning, eating well, and getting some exercise all helped me create a life of Teflon where I didn’t take things personally and could respond more objectively.

This experience highlighted the importance of taking care of myself and maintaining a healthy balance in my life. It’s easy to let self-care slide when we’re busy or stressed, but doing so can have negative consequences on my well-being.

Taking care of myself doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. Simple actions like going to bed on time, eating breakfast, and taking a few minutes to meditate or journal in the morning can make a big difference in my overall mood and outlook.

So, are you living with Teflon or Velcro? It’s a question worth considering. If you find yourself feeling easily triggered or taking things personally, it might be time to reevaluate your self-care routine and make some adjustments.

Taking care of ourselves is essential to living a healthy, happy life. By incorporating small self-care practices into my daily routine, we can create a life of Teflon and live more objectively and observationally. So, let’s all strive to be a little more like Teflon and a little less like Velcro.


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