To put yourself first. What does that mean exactly? Many may think that putting yourself first is selfish, but it's actually the complete opposite - it's the purest form of self-care and the best way to healthy living. One of the biggest questions is...how can you be there for others if you're not there for yourself FIRST? Knowing who you truly are takes a lot of work and self reflection but that is key in benefiting your life and being like no other. Below I've listed 6 reasons you need to put yourself before others:
1) YOU CREATE YOUR OWN HAPPINESS
Who's going to create the life you want besides you? It's not just going to end up on your lap one day, you need to be the person who chooses what direction you want your life to go in and then be the one who creates that vision.
2) YOU'LL REALIZE WHO DESERVES A PLACE IN YOUR LIFE
Those who don't have the same things in common with you should still be rooting you on and show their interest in the things you do, if not these are the people that will slowly weed out of your life - you will realize that the more you focus on yourself first.
3) YOU WON'T BE TAKEN FOR GRANTED
You are now in control of your life and your decisions. The opinions and influence of others who don't fit your "frame" will slowly dimension and it won't control you as much as its have in the past.
4) YOU WON'T LOSE SIGHT OF WHAT'S BEST FOR YOU
If you are putting yourself first you will start looking back and realize what you've been missing out on and clearly start to see what you deserve based off of your vision for yourself.
5) YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOURSELF WILL GROW
Not only will it help you grow closer to yourself but it will also help your relationships with others grow and become much healthier - this is because when you love yourself and treat yourself with respect and care it radiates onto others. You can't fully love others until you love yourself.
6) YOU ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN YOUR LIFE
No one spends time with you more than YOU. You're loved ones are important of course, I couldn't even imagine my life without the ones who are in my life, but either way you have to put your best interest first because in the long run you are living life for yourself and hopefully they are for their own as well.
Do you put yourself first?
If not, do you think it's important to do so?
What're the next steps you're going to take to make sure that happens?