Most of us have been taught that selfishness isn’t an admirable trait. We learned to put others before ourselves. But when it comes to losing weight, you really need a certain level of healthy selfishness to make yourself a priority.
It takes time & effort to eat right, exercise & stress management. These are all part of a healthy lifestyle & weight loss depends on it. But what if you aren’t used to putting yourself first? What if you’ve trouble finding enough time to learn to prepare healthy meals, & take better care of yourself?
Make your own self-care a priority, the only way to overcome these challenges. You can still have other duties to attend to, but it’s important to ensure your own health business is as important as everyone else’s needs.
You may need to work a few compromises with your family & friends. You may need to get up a little earlier, stay up later, or get rid of activities that are no longer in line with your new healthy lifestyle goals.
All these changes are so worth it, because the better care you give yourself, the stronger, healthier & happier you’ll be. If you take time to eat right, exercise & get a good amount of rest, you’ll feel energized & eager to be there for your loved ones. You will have the stamina you need to get through each day, although these days are very busy.
When it comes to weight loss & healthy living, being selfish is the best thing you can do for yourself & those you love. The more you give to yourself, the more you’ve to give to them.
If you still feel unsure about it, ask yourself this question: Would your friends & family would rather have a run-down, exhausted, unhealthy you, or would they rather have a healthy, strong, alive you? What version of you’d be more fun to be around? Which would live longer?
It’s really a no-brainer decision, right?