Taking care of those that we care about and looking out for others, can be something we naturally do. Making sure that our pets get their food on time, ensuring our partner is feeling good and taking care of household chores can be some of the things we do daily. It is easy to put others first and make sure that they are doing well but do you ever put yourself first? ❤
Putting yourself first means to go by a decision that takes care of yourself before anyone else. It is the opportunity to put your needs ahead of others. You may think that this is just not possible, especially if you have children, pets and other people who rely on you; or that you are just use to putting others before you, that it would be difficult to do otherwise. Yes, these are things that may come about your mind but they are still excuses.
Excuses that hold you back from having time to yourself, end up making you feel overworked and at times underappreciated, and can make you lose yourself in all that you need to do as you are too busy to relax. You need to stop with these excuses. Only you can decide your own self-worth and what is most important for yourself 🙂
Yes, family is important and your love is needed by those you live with. However, you need to be a little selfish every now and then, by having your own time to yourself to do what you want. I think when we are caught up in taking care of everyone else we tend to forget that we are teaching others how to treat us (this can happen in places such as your home, work and when out in public. Basically, anywhere that you interact with other people).
If your partner makes a mess and you are always picking up after them, they know that you will do this, causing them to not be bothered to tidy up. If a co-worker knows that you will make sure all tasks get completed, they will slack of and do less work. If you go to hang out with friends and often offer to pay, they may automatically expect you to pay every time ❤
Yes, we are not always bothered by such things, as we like to make others feel good and lessen their workload. Putting their minds at ease and helping them have a nicer day but when the favour is not returned, it can cause resentment which is something you need to avoid. This is why communication is key, you need to speak to your partner, co-workers and friends. You can let them know what has been bothering you and then compromise.
If they truly care about you, they will be willing to hear you out and compromise. Not one person should have to do every tasks at their home or work. Advise to your partner and those you live with, when you will be having time to yourself. Most importantly of all, actually do it! People need to see that you value your time to yourself and that it cannot be compromised. Have your allocated time and get lost in your passions 😀
Today on my YouTube channel I am sharing with you a coloured pencil drawing of a happy mochi pig who has the most adorable ears and looks cheerful. If you have not yet, try mochi some time as it is delicious. We are up to day 52 of my #drawingdailychallenge. Mochi is a nice dessert that comes in the cutest range of colours. I am enjoying drawing these mochi animals so much, that I am going to make mini comics of them haha. There are more mochi animals to come (see mochi dog post here) 😀
I hope you enjoy the video. Thank you so much for reading and watching! Know that it is fine to put yourself first, as it is fine for anyone else to do the same thing. We need to take good care of ourselves so that we can take care of others. Take care of your health, wellbeing and do what is best for you. Enjoy what you are most passionate about. Have a wonderful day!
Capili Jiron x x