Put yourself first.
Make yourself a priority.
Look out for YOU
Seems like pretty easy and basic advice – and should be simple to follow, right? WRONG!
We all know what we SHOULD do. Logically we recognize that if we don’t care for ourselves, we will be in no position to take care of anyone else. On airplanes they tell you, before takeoff, to put the oxygen mask on YOURSELF first. Only then can you help those around you. And this is an important metaphor that can be extrapolated to the rest of life. How can we possibly expect to be there for those we love and who depend on us when we aren’t really at our best?