To get out of the cycle of always putting others first, you first need to start making yourself the priority. I don’t mean you should stop caring for your kids and helping other people. What I do mean is that you should set aside time every day for things that help YOU. This could for example be:

  • Meditating
  • Relaxing in a hot bath
  • Reading a good book
  • Exercising
  • Doing something creative
  • Giving yourself a home spa treatment
  • Giving yourself a footbath
  • Getting a manicure or other form of pampering
  • Writing in your journal

Or anything else that means loving yourself a little each day. So many people skip this because they feel that they don’t have the time, or that it would be selfish. Well, it’s actually good for you to be selfish sometimes. To be able to help and take care of others, your needs have to be met. You have to make yourself the priority and treat yourself right. If you only think of the demands set on you by society and people close to you, you’ll burn out quicker than a cheap candle.

So go and do something for yourself today! If you have more suggestions for what you can do with me-time, leave me a comment below.

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