The times when I was the most mentally exhausted, I became stronger. The days when I physically could not lift one more sandbag or remove one more burned tree — I became stronger. Human beings can take a beating — emotionally, physically, and mentally. We have the beautiful ability to bounce back.

However, you must learn how to care for yourself. This isn’t negotiable. You cannot pour from an empty cup. If you are at your limit, I promise that you cannot help another soul.

If the overworked and the heroes among us can carve out time for themselves to recharge and rest — so can you. If you do not take your daily self-care time, you will not make it anywhere in this world, and you will never help anyone. Period.

Founder of , a lifestyle and travel blog for adventurous women looking to make ethical choices. A multi-niche freelance writer for hire.

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