We hear very often that it is selfish to put ourselves first. It is accepted that we neglect others by doing so.
It is extremely difficult to put yourself as a top priority when there are so many other things that require your time. However, it is also important to find time for yourself. Therefore, here are a few small, but very important habits you need to develop.
Create your own small rituals
Regardless if you like to jog, do yoga or take longer to drink your coffee, this is something you need to find time for and turn it into a celebration.
Even if you can’t do it every day, this is the way to treat yourself and find time for the things you love.
Learn to say ‘’no’’
Many people find it difficult to refuse to others. However, this way they put themselves behind other people’s needs and wishes.
Sometimes it is important to say ‘’no’’ in order to focus on yourself. This could be not going out with our friends because you prefer going to the gym. It could also be not going to the cinema with your significant other because the only thing you want to do is get some sleep.
Protect your interests
Defending your position is not always easy.
There are moments when your opinion remains unheard regardless of what you do. However, it is very important that you protect your own interests.
Even though sometimes it may be easier to sacrifice yourself to skip some unnecessary drama, it is important to know how to stand up for yourself when you really have to.