Do you know that some people do feel guilty, of taking care of themselves first? By the way, helping others is a great thing and by all means, you should. I heard this quote yesterday that caught my attention. It says, “To take care of the people closest to you, you have to take care of you first”, and I do believe that it is important that we take care of ourselves first. That is to say, no matter how selfish it may seem, if you don’t take care of you sooner or later you’ll not be of any use to anyone else or even to yourself.
Self-care in not selfish but not taking care of you is doing yourself a disservice.
I must say that taking care of you first is not to love those who you love less, but not to be hard on yourself when you are not able to meet all the needs of the people, you care about. If you try to fix everything for everyone you may end up neglecting the most important project, YOU.
“When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” –Benjamin Franklin
Will you wait until it’s too late to take care of you? We can play hero as much as we want, but in the long run, to be the best to others or even to ourselves, self-care should be a priority. Besides, we cannot serve from an empty vessel but we don’t take care of ourselves that is what will end up happening.
Be smart about your well-being and remember, you cannot attend to everyone at the same time. Some will not understand, but that is fine.
IT IS POSSIBLE TO GO BEYOND LIMITATIONS. IT MAY NOT BE EASY, BUT IT IS POSSIBLE.
Thank you for your support!
THE BEST IS STILL WITHIN YOU!