Help Yourself Before Others. Hello everyone, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I will be sharing the importance of helping yourself before others. Do you find it hard to say no to people? Have you ever said yes to someone even when it was inconvenient or to your detriment? Maybe you find it hard to say no to others because you are afraid of being called selfish and self-serving. Many people struggle with this, and while it is great to be known as the go-to and reliable person, it is also a great responsibility.
Yes, it is necessary to help others but not when it is at a disadvantage to you.
You will always be needed by others, friends, family, coworkers, etc. but remember that you’re also required by… You.
When you are not in a suitable space mentally and physically, there’s no way you can impart someone positively.
Now let us discuss this complex topic a little further …
Help Yourself Before Others
Importance of Putting Yourself First
We can only give what we possess, and loving oneself before others is a pathway to fulfilment and happiness.
When you prioritize yourself, you automatically multiply what you can give others, whether spiritual, emotional or material.
And here’s why that’s important…
It Creates Happiness
Surely you want to give the best to your loved ones, and they want the same for you.
Spending so much time loving others and not yourself could lead to resentment, especially when not getting the same energy back.
Carving out time to care for yourself improves self-worth, which translates into happiness and a feeling of fulfilment.
You, Will, Gain More Respect
People will treat you how you treat yourself, so they will do the same if you last place yourself.
If you say yes at all times, they will take you for granted, so be kind but not a pushover.
By putting a greater focus on yourself, confidence also improves, and you then go on to become more respected.
Striving to please everyone around you can get exhausting, which strains all aspects of life, especially your relationships.
Remember to focus more on yourself and ensure you are in great shape before taking care of others.
Once your energy is revived, you have more to offer to those around you, and you will see your relationships with them get better.
It Helps your Health
Disregarding your own needs for others can leave you stressed, exhausted, and overwhelmed, which can take a toll on your health.
Stress is one of the biggest dangers to your health due to its innate ability to buffer your body’s immune function and growth.
You NEED your body to be relaxed and robust enough for all your activities, and if you don’t find the time to rest, your body will do it for you and leave you sick.
How to Put Yourself First
There is a fine line between productively prioritizing yourself and being overly selfish.
To get others to love and respect you, you need to occupy the number 1 position in your own life… In the right way.
Here’s how to do that.
Boundaries are necessary, and if you fail to do this, you start living for others.
This doesn’t mean completely discarding other people’s feelings but learning to fright balance.
Learn to say no, and let go of the fear that people will stop loving you because it is not valid.
Decide on Your Self-Care
Doing what you love is the most extraordinary form of self-care, and it’s time to start making this a priority.
The more you do this. The more your self-care routine improves and the happier you become.
Be Around Those That Inspire You
Being around people that inspire you will help you develop those traits you admire in them.
This elevates your energy instead of depleting it because you are challenged to become a better person.
A significant part of caring for your body is paying attention to what goes inside it.
Nutrition is the body’s fuel, and it should be used to optimize functions, health and wellbeing.
Focus on nutrient-dense whole food sources and avoid highly processed foods and packed products.
Helping yourself first is not selfish. It is the responsible and right thing to do. It will improve your well-being, but it will also make you a better person for those around you.
Love those around you but remember that you come first, because you are that fountain of the love you give to others!
I hope you enjoyed that.