Too often we think we have to put our children, our spouse, our jobs and our friends needs before our own. It is not selfish to put yourself first. In fact, it makes you a better partner, parent, employee and friend when your happiness and your mental health are at the forefront of your life. When you are happy you are the best version of yourself and you can then make others happy. We spend so much time trying to please others that we forget to please ourselves. We get lost in the rat race of life putting everyone else’s needs above our own that we lose ourselves in the process. You can’t be everything to everyone. It’s okay to tell people no if you already feel spread thin. Give yourself permission to do something for you!
It’s not selfish to choose you