Taking care of yourself is the most important thing you can do. When you don’t take care of yourself everything else in life becomes more difficult and sooner or later you fall apart. Many people put the needs of others first and put their needs last. This can work out for some time, but eventually if you never care for yourself you won’t be able to care of anyone else. It can feel like you are being selfish when you do something for yourself but it is something you need! Loving yourself is the greatest gift you can give to the people you love. Self love means taking care of your needs. This can be anything from doing a hobby you love, to taking care of your health.
I recently realized I needed a massage and found I had difficulty getting around to scheduling an appointment. I couldn’t figure out what was holding me back. Then I came to the realization that I felt selfish spending money and time on myself. This is crazy because I personally need a regular massage in order to take care of my body and mind. I ask my clients to spend a little time and money on their wellness and I couldn’t even do it myself. So I made the appointment, and I am going to enjoy every minute of my massage knowing that I am taking care of myself so that I can be my best self in order to take care of others. So if you are like me and holding off on doing something good for yourself because of some ridiculous sense of guilt, then stop it! Go for it, take care of yourself because you are wonderful and amazing and you deserve it!