Make Yourself a Priority

Are you part of those individuals who are continually getting things done for other people, while continually putting yourself at the lower part of your own rundown of priorities? Assuming this is the case, it’s an ideal opportunity to take a gander at how you move yourself to the first spot on the list, where you have a place.

Have you ever placed so much energy into helping others that when it is time to finally help yourself, you realise that you have run out of energy? There is a major contrast between being egotistical and perceiving that you are significant as well. Continually focusing on yourself, to the avoidance of people around you who merit a portion of your time and energy, is narrow-minded. Taking the time and exertion to treat yourself well, and to place some energy into keeping yourself well and upbeat, isn’t selfish…it’s imperative to your wellbeing and prosperity. For your health, putting yourself first is good. You improve your immune system and allow your natural state of well-being to flow when you take care of your mind, body and spirit.

REASONS WE PUT OURSELF LAST MOST TIMES

We often think self-care is being selfish

Self-love is not selfish and this can sound like the wrong way to take care of others, but the only thing you can do to make others happier, is to take care of your happiness first. It takes away your capacity to love and care about others if you concentrate on your inadequacies (or what you believe are inadequacies). To be pessimistic is a lot of effort! So first take care of your happiness, learn to respect YOU, and then you can see how much more free time and resources you have to take care of others.

 

Others treat us based upon how we treat ourselves

If we do not make ourself a priority and make others a priority then we risk others treating us in the same way. If others see us as a rescuer then we will attract those who have a need to be saved. This ultimately does not form a healthy basis for a balanced relationship.

 

WAYS TO MAKE YOURSELF A PRIORITY

CREATE TIME FOR YOURSELF

Life can be so occupied, and in this manner, it is so essential to put aside an ideal opportunity to take care of yourself with a bit of pampering or just being alone with your thoughts.  Taking enough time to rest is important as it encourages you to revive and get inspired.

TAKING CARE OF YOUR BODY

You may not know about it; however, your body is continually responding to the adjustments in the climate. If you don’t have a clue how to take proper care of yourself, you’re more inclined to become ill. When you are in need of rest or other medical attention, your body will tell you. Pushing on is not looking after yourself because your body tells you otherwise. Showing yourself the attention and love that you deserve is taking the time to give your body what it wants. The detrimental effects of stress on the body are well known, so listening to your body is key to remaining healthy physically and mentally.

DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP

The majority of us were instructed as youngsters that it’s a shortcoming to ask for help. “Try not to trouble the neighbors.” “In the event that you need it done well, do it without anyone else’s help.” Those old sayings shield us from asking since, supposing that we do, we have an inclination that we’ve fizzled! Also, we don’t assign either, in light of the fact that nobody else can do it too. We have removed ourselves from these practices before we know it, and we’re headed for burnout. I name this ‘The Self-Sufficiency Syndrome.’ It doesn’t mean that asking for help is a sign of weakness; it only shows how much you care for yourself.

PRACTICE MINDFULNESS

Mindfulness meditation practice can likewise assist you with accomplishing various objectives – from tuning into a higher condition of cognizance to a more noteworthy center, innovativeness, physical fitness or just increasing a more loose and serene temper. Whatever your point, the act of mindfulness meditation can likewise assist you with accomplishing your objectives faster with just a couple of moments of ordinary practice.

The opposite of being selfish is taking care of ourselves, as it helps us and it encourages us to further serve our loved ones. When our resources are exhausted, we are of no use to anybody. Self-care is an alternative to depression, and it creates immunity so that we can deal with problems better.

Putting yourself in the first place is beneficial for your relationships. You may think you need to place all others in your life first to keep up with great connections. Turns out, it’s the specific inverse. Take great care of yourself and you’ll have more to give others. At that point, everybody wins.

1 thought on “Make Yourself a Priority”

  1. Hi Anu
    One of the few advantages of lockdown is having the time to read widely. There are several points in this article, which I can relate to. Namely I once worked in a school where I was seemingly befriended by a cleaner who would come into the classroom before lessons and talk to me in depth about her life. I would stop my work immediately and listen intently whenever she came into the room. Her life had been a volatile one, she was forced to marry at 16 to an abusive spouse who brutally beat and assaulted her. The abuse came to a head when her spouse threw her down the stairs when she was eight months pregnant. Luckily, she was able to escape her abuser. The teachers were also cruel to this member of staff, even reporting her for walking into the staffroom just to get some water for her tea during a teacher meeting! I would always give up my time for this lady as I knew that there were few people in her life who had given her much attention. On my last day at the school. I hinted that I would be free for the morning so she could come and say goodbye to me. The cleaner left for home without saying goodbye! Your article made me realise that I had been wrong to assume friendship on the grounds that the cleaner had shared her history of abuse with me. Although it was a nice gesture to give the cleaner my time and attention, sadly I should not have expected even a simple courtesy in return! It seems I had been seen as a ‘rescuer’ and there would thus, be no balance in my interactions with this staff member.

    Well done in putting together this informative blog.
    Regards Alistair

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