Destination: Inspiration (109) 19th April 2013

It's not selfish

We are always taught to be kind, thoughtful and selflessto put others before ourselves.

However, how often do you look after yourself the same way you would look after a friend or loved one? Why is it always easier to encourage other people to eat healthy, go to the doctor, take time for themselves yet so hard for us take our advice?

Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in trying to help everyone else, become too involved in fixing the problems of other people, rather than focus on own needs first.

That’s not to say we should not care about others, of course we should.

Sometimes, though we must make sure that we’re not trying to avoid tackling our own problems by helping out everyone else first.

A good example is the safety advice on aeroplanes in case of emergency: ‘Put your own oxygen mask on before you can help others’.  Without your own mask & your own well-being, you will be unable to assist others, as much you try to.

So Today:  When you say ‘yes’ to others, make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself. – Paul Coehlo

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