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Five Ways to Say ‘Me First’

Why is it that we take care of everyone and everything else before we take care of ourselves? Why do we neglect our needs in ways we would never tolerate from another person? Why do we accept this self-treatment? Perhaps it's because no one holds us accountable but ourselves, and we generally do a very poor job of that. Or maybe we think it's selfish to prioritize our own well-being over everyone else's. But it isn't selfish. In fact, it is crucial to our well-being, and benefits our work and the people around us. We simply need to re-frame the conversation we have with ourselves. Instead of saying “Me first,” think of it as “I am as important as all the other people and things that are important to me.” READ THE REST

Originally published July 17, 2015
Last updated July 17, 2018
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