Growing up, I always put others before myself. Which was what I was taught to do. However, as I got older, and serious life events took place I realised that putting others before myself left me empty.
My best friend said to me “Sarah you need to be selfish and make yourself happy”. Honestly, this was the best advice I have ever been given. Now, I have realised that when I am happy, I can offer so much more to people. And to be quite honest, if we all put ourselves first and made sure we were happy, none of us would have to look after one another.
So stop looking at the word selfish like it is a negative word. Selfless and selfish is kind of the same word. They both mean part for you and part for others. Doing nice things for others is good, and doing nice things for yourself is good too.
Being completely selfish is unfulfilling, and completely selfless leaves you burnt out, with no time, money, or food to survive. Neither of those is good.
Be as kind to yourself as you are to others. Be as kind to others as you are to yourself. ❤
Love Sarah XOX