We spend so much of our daily lives helping others – our families, our friends, our employers, our employees.
At what point in time did we stop helping ourselves and start helping everyone else?
Was it when we graduated high school or college? When we got our first job? Got married? Had our first child? Our defining moments take a little more of the attention off ourselves and put a little more attention on someone else.
I think once we are able to pinpoint those defining moments, we’ll allow ourselves to find a healthy balance between helping others and helping ourselves.
Who were we before we were a mother, father, or professional (insert title here)?
There was a point in time when we didn’t feel the guilt associated with being slightly selfish. We had no problem bettering ourselves through education, sports, creative thinking, or even just rest.
Today I challenge you to schedule time to be selfish. Sign up for a cooking or art class, take a new class at the gym, pull out your dusty guitar you haven’t played in years. Allow yourself to learn something new or reinvigorate a long-lost talent.