Fill yourself up…You should be your NO 1. Priority…and be proud to say it.
Do you feel drained, weighted down; unhappy in yourself…you’re not putting yourself first.
People say I don’t have time; I have too much going on or even more commonly, I am too busy my children/husband/job come before me. Women genuinely believe this is the right thing, that they should come second in there own life. No one likes a martyr, so why do we do it. Why do we put others before ourselves is it really kindness.
We are going to play devils advocate. So stay with us here as we challenge the status quo and say your should be your number 1 priority and proud of it.
Take children as the prime example, because this is one many women can struggle with.
‘I COME BEFORE MY CHILDREN’…dun dun dun …you must be the worst mother in the world, … or are you in fact, the best mother in the world.
Are you the best mother you can be if you are miserable, burnt out, feels like crap about yourself?
The fact is you need to put yourself first, because you can give them the best version of you, which is ultimately what is best for them, right?
Now make sure you are hearing us hear. We are NOT saying you love your children less, we are NOT saying you do less for them. We are saying you DO more for Yourself.
The idea is we do what’s best for our children and what’s best for them is in fact setting you as the number one priority. You are not good to your children burnt out or overworked. Would you want your child to put someone else above there own personal happiness, as their number one priority above themselves? No? So, why are you teaching them that?
As Oprah Winfrey said “you don’t have anything to give that you don’t have yourself.”
Now i think no one would call Oprah a bad person, she is a role model in herself..and she puts herself first ladies!
You have to be the best of you (and really feel it) to be able to give the best of yourself. That in it’s own right is logical.
So priority for today, the answer should be ..YOU.