Put your own oxygen mask on first, before helping others.
A statement we are all familiar with while flying, but have you ever really thought about that statement in your everyday life?
This is one of the best metaphors to remind you to take care of YOU.
In some way or another we are all tending to other people's needs and wants. What about our own needs, have you checked in with yourself lately?
in life, you metaphorically put your oxygen mask on first, not because you’re selfish, but because you can do more - for others and for yourself - if you prioritize your own needs?
The only way to be the best version of yourself for YOU and everyone around you is to put yourself first.
At first, you may think this sounds so self-absorbed, but is it? Imagine, waking up and having some YOU time to enjoy your coffee or tea, read your favorite article, maybe even get a workout in. How would that change the way YOU show up for others?
I am going to take a guess and say it would make a huge impact. Putting YOU first is something each and every one of us should always do. Surround yourself with people and things that bring you joy. Never lose sight of your dreams. Pick up new hobbies. Find time for self-reflection and gratitude. Nourish yourself. Inspire yourself. Get comfortable saying no. Take the time to focus on YOU.
In this life it is your responsibility to put yourself first, because if you don’t take care of yourself how are you going to continue taking care of anybody else?