Making yourself a priority is deliberately making the decision to care for your needs and emotions.
Most times we tend to focus on the needs of others forgetting that you also have needs. Putting yourself first is the best way to bring out the best in you.
Its not selfish to put yourself first, it is necessary if you want to maintain your sanity and overall mental health.
Your life is like a garden that needs to be nurtured. Be a good steward to your garden.Your garden will not grow if you leave it unattended to.
Few steps on how to make yourself a priority
“Boundaries are the framework we set for ourselves on how we want to be treated by others and how we treat other people,” says Salerno.
Learn to Say ‘no’ When required
It is important to learn the art of saying no when required. You need to love yourself first before you can love others.
▪️Make time for yourself
At times we can be overwhelmed with things going on in our lives, we just have to create a me time for yourself.
Putting aside some time tfir yourself means you get to spend time on your own doing what you want to do, not what anyone else thinks you should be doing.
People who create time for themselves are very productive.
▪️Learn something new
Learning isn’t only for children, You should never stop learning and growing.
learning new skills is an incredible way to improve your life. When learning a skill create time to reflect on what you have learnt so far and practice what you have learnt
▪️Take care of your body.
Do something that matters to you. Part of making sure you are in a good spot is making an active choice not to put your needs continuously on the back-burner.
Make a conscious we effort to stay healthy. Eat healthy and exercise daily.
▪️Get Surrounded with Positivity
The people you spend time with can influence your thoughts and attitudes about yourself.
If you find certain people tend to bring you down, try to spend less time with them or cut them off totally.
Making yourself a priority meaning you must consider your dislikes, consents, body needs, and happiness over anything else. Don’t let go of your happiness just to please someone. Remember you must first love yourself before you can love someone else.
Until you decide to prioritize yourself, nothing will truly change in your life.