When's the last time someone told you to be selfish? Most likely not anytime recently. Today I'm telling you, put you first. Sometimes it's for the best to be a little selfish. If we always put others first were does that leave us?
Here are 4 ways where being selfish can be a good thing.
These days it’s much easier to jump from job to job, to create your own business and pave your own way, so if you’re unhappy in what you’re currently doing, stop and ask yourself why you’re doing it. Obviously there’s the main reason—you need money to live or support your family. But, couldn’t you find another job that brought you a little more joy and still provided that all essential income?
Maybe you’re not in a position to do what you love for a living. That’s totally fine and definitely not the case for most people. If you have a hobby or passion, make time for it! It might seem selfish, but setting aside time and money to do things that bring you joy, will make you happier overtime! Have you ever regretted spending money on something that you absolutely love doing? Probably not.
Your mental and physical health, that is! I used to put other people before myself then realized how big of a tole it was taking on my mental state. Stress devastating can be to our bodies and minds! If there is an aspect or person in your life that stresses you out beyond belif, take a break, it's okay the world will not end. When your health is not prioritized, other areas of life tend to suffer. Things like relationships, jobs, and our self-worth. This is without a doubt one area that you should be veryselfish.
I used to feel guilty when I’d take an hour (or two) out of my day to spend some time alone to do a face mask, read a book and take a hot bath After a long day at work it’s so nice to get away from all the noise and have a bit of quiet time for myself. I know these quick little breaks that allow me to take care of myself make me a human, because I can come back to the world energized and mentally prepped instead of completely drained.
Are you ever selfish in a postive way? Let me know below!