Life always seems busy for us nowadays.It seems we are always expected to do more, take on more, and expected to cope with what are frankly other peoples expectations, solve other peoples problems and keep smiling while we are slowly but surely robbed of time for those things that really matter…

It seems we have been pushed into the position where we have an apparent moral duty to put other people’s needs before our own. We have backed ourselves into the position of always having to say yes.

Well, I’m going to ask you to do the unthinkable and stop doing that because- it could be killing you.

The extreme reasoning behind that is very clearly demonstrated in the simple logical statement that virtually all of us have heard at some point if we have ever flow non a plane.“

In the event of an emergency, oxygen masks will drop from above you. Place them over your nose and mouth and breathe normally. Make sure to put your own mask on before helping others!”

Why? Well, if we help others before we save our own lives, we may not have enough oxygen to keep on living ourselves!

Oh, and by the way…

The world will keep turning without your input (yes I know that one was a shocker).

When the doing of those things for others means we are not doing the things we should be doing to maintain our own well being.  

It really is time to start saying NO to things,when asked and NOT to volunteer your services when you’re not asked.

Here is the simple question you must ask yourself on a regular basis.

 

Is my own health more important than my doing X, Y or Z for some other group or someone else?

The simple truth is that…

 

The job will still get done without you having to work late (it’s time you let your colleagues take their responsibility).

 

The Club room or hall will still be tidyenough for the next meeting

 

The church group will survive without extra cup cakes at the midweek meeting

Oh, and by the way…

The world will keep turning without your input (yes I know that one was a shocker).

Here is the simple question you must ask yourself on a regular basis.

Is my own health more important than my doing X, Y or Z for some other group or someone else?

Hint – most of the time the answer is YES! YOUR health, or more correctly your well being, is THE most important thing you are responsible for.

And unless you make ‘looking after yourself’ a priority over the little things that frankly, anyone else could do, you are simply suffocating your well being to death.

And a corpse can help no one.

But the person who looks after themselves,is healthy and REALLY alive has the energy to do more but above all inspires others to be the person they were meant to be.

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