I have a number of subscriptions to blogs from people who are taking care of their lives in ways that appeal to me. They encourage their readers to live simpler lives, removing the unnecessary aspects and possessions from their lives. One of these articles struck a nerve, “Why It’s Time to Start Being Selfish.”
I’ve always been the kind of person that puts everyone else first, whether it was walking through a door, saying yes to something I don’t like, or even doing my best to make sure that my partner orgasms first. I have put others first, and probably as a result had mild depression a number of years ago. I hope that I can say that I am on the way up, even though I have some negative days along the way.
Maybe one thing that led to my mild depression is the fact that I wasn’t taking care of myself mentally. One quote from the article “Why It’s Time to Start Being Selfish” that sticks out and possibly reinforces this is:
Taking care of yourself allows you to give your best to others.
Does that mean that because I haven’t been looking after myself, that I have not been able to put on my best performance for Minxy, my friends and my employers. It is quite possible.
I always seem to give up what I want to do for others, to give them the greater benefit rather than looking out for myself first. I think I am learning this with time, but I still have a long way to go until I full understand what this quote is trying to tell me.
So, if I am ignoring you, it is possible that I am taking care of myself so that I can give my best to each and every one of you sometime in the future.