We are natural people pleasers. We want to keep our friends happy. We want our significant other to be pleased with us. We seek the approval of our parents, too.
But all of this can wear us out. I know it would me. So what do we do? Do we give in to the needs of everyone else and keep them happy? I will tell you without a doubt that the answer is no.
And you know I am right. It’s no because you come first. Because you are no good to anyone worn out. You can’t be a better husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend, or anything else if you can’t focus on the number one thing in your life: YOU.
Plain and simple. You should be at the top of any and all lists that you keep. You are your number one priority. Now I know there are some of you out there who yelling at your screen right now. But listen to me for a second.
How can you be at your best for others if you are not taking care of yourself first? We all want to give our best day in and day out. But we can’t if we give of ourselves blindly. Blindly with no regard for your own well-being, mainly your health.
So do me a favor, all day this week make an effort to put yourself first. Sun up till sun down consciously think about yourself first. Only then can you be a better you for everyone else.