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Selfcare - Why It Isn't Being Selfish
If you’re the type of person who’s always putting yourself last, it might be time to change that behavior. After all, don’t you deserve to take care of yourself? Many people think that taking care of themselves is selfish, but they couldn’t be more wrong.
Taking Time for Yourself
Your friends, family, and co-workers might not understand why you need to take time for yourself now and then. Just tell them you want to make sure that you’re at your best, and they’ll likely support you even more. When times are busy—at work or in life—taking time for yourself is essential for your well-being.
Why We Need Self-care in Today's World
In today's world we are constantly being told that we need to put ourselves first and take time for ourselves. We are constantly filled with guilt and self-doubt when we do things that don't involve others, such as going to bed early or spending an hour relaxing in a bath instead of watching tv. What many people don't realize is that taking care of yourself is actually one of the best things you can do to help out everyone else around you.
Give Yourself Credit
You can’t do everything. You can’t be everywhere and know everyone. And, there are things you simply don’t have time for right now. So, stop beating yourself up over your limitations and give yourself credit for doing what you can when you can... The truth is that taking care of yourself isn’t being selfish; it is about caring for your own health so that you may care for others in a healthier manner as well.
Don't Be Afraid to Let Go of Things That Don't Serve You Anymore
If you find yourself spending more time thinking about that person or thing than you do on your own, it's time to let go. Don't be afraid to let go of things that don't serve you anymore.