The Benefits of Being Selfish
You should take care of yourself first. Then, you can help others
Quick disclaimer; My intention is not to tell you that should only focus on yourself and to hell with everything else. What I am trying to say is that you should give priority to yourself to be in a better state to help others. Also, the actions that you would take heavily depend on the circumstances you are experiencing.
For example: Parents would give priority to their children well being than themselves.
Alright with that out of the way. Let’s begin!
You should always take care of yourself. Both mentally and physically. These go hand by hand. if you neglect one then you will feel the negative effects on the other. So, to stay healthy mentally you need to do things that make you happy and try to keep stressors at bay. On the other hand, to stay healthy physically, you must do some sort of physical activity. Also, you would have to be wary of what your body is consuming to sustain it.
I know that this is easier said than done. I have been through that process of self improvement before. You overcome many challenges that everyone faces at some point in life. It ain’t easy but the end results are well worth the trouble and suffering. Also, remember that you can rely on others to help you. This doesn’t make you weak. And, remember to give them a hand when they need it the most.
Try to do things on your own. You will feel less dependent on others. I don’t want to be a burden for others. That is why I try to do has many things as possible on my own. It has nothing to do with any sort of pride. I only don’t want others to do something for me, something that I could easily do.
Of course, if I am faced with a task or challenge that I can’t overcome on my own. I would take the smart decision of looking for help. Don’t let your pride win. Be a little humble and learn from others on how to overcome that problem.
Do whatever makes you the happiest. Sometimes it is good to unrestraint yourself. This will give you a feeling of freedom. Don’t be miserable for sake of someone else. Everyone has the right to be happy.
You deserve to be happy. We are all given one life. So, don’t let it go to waste. Enjoy it as much as you can. No one knows when is our last day.
After making sure that you are well overall. You are in a better mental state to aid others. So, one day you should take some time and ask yourself the next question.
Am I well?