Thursday, June 13, 2013

Time for you is not selfish.

So many things seem to draw on our time it can seem selfish to spend any time on ourselves. Our spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend, kids, family, work, pets and friends are just some of the people that want our time. Sometimes we feel bad turning them down so we acquiesce and consequently give less time to ourselves. We convince our own mind this is the right thing to do. After all, we don't want people to think we are a bad person, right? I am here to tell you that if you aren't good to yourself you can't be good to anyone else. Always put yourself first before these other forces. Seem selfish? Did you consider you may he using these people as your own excuse not to exercise? "I don't have time because X person needs me right now." Very convenient for you. In the long run you aren't good to anyone if you aren't good to yourself. How much help will you be to people while you are laid up in the hospital? Give time to yourself first each day. Trust me, these people will find a way to exist without you for an hour. Don't let people steal your time. You will feel much better about yourself when you can put the best of you forward. Take the time you need for you. The most empowering thing you can say to someone is NO. Try it today.

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