Today’s quote from my Happy Jar is:
“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.”
It took me a long time to learn and understand this. I was such a ‘yes’ person, that even if I knew that doing something for someone else meant putting what I had to do on the back-burner, I would still agree to it. My love for other people is what pushed me to say ‘yes’ all the time, but I wasn’t being smart. I wasn’t taking care of myself, and in turn, this affected my own life. I was putting myself last.
But it should always be the other way around, and I am glad I have finally come to this realisation. Hence, my new motto for my life: #Idontcare, which doesn’t only apply to the context I talked about it in this post, but also to this topic today and in whatever way you need to begin to prioritise yourself.
Of course, I have created a balance. I don’t just go around saying ‘no’ to people, but whenever I know that I can’t do something or it is not convenient for me, I don’t accept it. And I don’t feel guilty either because I know my limits. I have noticed that when I am happier in myself, I am able to serve others much better.
So take care of yourself. You come first. And the happier you are, the happier those around you will be.
On another note, I will be taking part in a digital detox from Thursday, 9th February to Wednesday, 1st March. I have done this on more than one occasion, and it is always so beneficial for me.
There are a lot of distractions in this world and at times, they can become overwhelming, which can cause us to get our priorities all wrong. I will be using this time as an opportunity to revive myself, focus on what is most important and invest in my faith, which is the foundation of my life. So, I won’t be posting during that time, although I have one scheduled post coming out on the day my digital detox begins.
In the meantime, have a great day and I will be back in three weeks.
Thank you for reading. 🙂