There is actually a very important reason that the live saving mask on an airplane should be affixed to the adult before the child, and it has nothing to do with being selfish. It’s because in order to care for another human being, you must first be able to care for yourself. We cannot take care of others if we do not take care of ourselves first. True, many of us know this, but we still end up neglecting ourselves, or even feel selfish when we actually do something to care for ourselves.
Invest in yourself each day and you will find that you
1.) Become more productive in your life and work.
Nobody can accomplish things and stay fully focused when they’re overloaded and frazzled. Your work or chores can wait a few minutes while you take the time to relax or do something nice for yourself.
2.) Feel happier and smile more.
Tending to your own needs will not only make you feel good, but will also make others happy. You’re friends and family will love the calmer and less stressed YOU! It’s much more pleasant to be around someone who is positive and full of joy than someone who’s got the weight of the world on their shoulders. Plus, you may even inspire them to invest in themselves, too.
3.) A better partner in your relationship.
By taking care of your own needs, you will fulfill yourself and anyone who loves you will most definitely want that for you! Trust me, your partner would prefer to miss you for the evening and spend time with a refreshed and relaxed individual the next night. Also, when you you make time to care for yourself you allow your partner to take the time for them, too.
If you’re reading this and you feel that you may be neglecting yourself, TAKE THIS AS A SIGN that it is time to do something to care for you! YOU ARE WORTH IT!
It is inspiring to know how people invest in themselves, and I’d love to hear ways that you invest in YOU each day!