In the book I am currently reading, “Fear Is My Homeboy” by Judi Holler, there was a section that resonated with me. It's about protecting your assets. Now the book is more for entrepreneurs but it applies to riding as well as other aspects of our lives.
As equestrians we take care of our horse, our saddle, our trailer etc. Those are all assets, and we have invested a lot of money, time and energy into them. So we take time to take care of them.
But what about us? Our time, our energy, our physical health, and our mental health, our habits, our stamina, are all assets as well. We need to protect those assets too!
If our horse gets an injury, that derails our plan. There is time lost in healing and rehabbing. We give a lot of attention to caring for those other assets. But how much time do you spend on self care? If we don’t take of ourselves, we can derail the plan! Ask yourself, What do I do about self care? How am I protecting my assets?
Take a few minutes and ponder that…
Remember, you can’t pour from an empty cup. Make sure you are keeping your cup full!