Selfish is a word that comes with a lot of negative connotations, but we see it as a means of self-prioritization and self-love. If you’re aligned with your priorities and pursue those priorities through action, you are able to find fulfillment. It’s time to look at being “selfish” from a different perspective.
Our lives today are as fast paced as ever and seem to get increasingly busier by the minute! With all the hustle and bustle of work, family, paying bills, and other obligations it’s very easy to lose sight of our own needs. However, there are always consequences. When we don’t take the time to care for ourselves, then we put ourselves at risk for disease and poor health.
It’s not about being narcissistic or feeling entitled. It’s acknowledging that you can’t be the best person you want to be if you’re constantly tired, undernourished, moody, and overstressed. It means finding time to relax, learning how to say no, and placing self-care at the forefront. That may be easier said than done for some of us, but even changing one thing throughout the day can have a huge impact mentally, emotionally, and physically.
Take the Time
Moving forward, consider what being selfish can look like for you and your daily practices. Is it taking 5 mins to meditate in the morning? Going to the gym three times a week? Walking the dog every day? Whatever it is, try to find something that allows you to focus and reflect. Allow yourself to be present and in the moment.