February has been a very emotional month and one of deep thinking.
Know that you should always put yourself first
I was talking to a few of my friends and surprisingly enough they felt the same way I did. Deeply overwhelmed and stuck in a rut.
Part of the issue might be caused by the cold weather, but part of it has to come from within us and the experiences we live everyday.
I like sharing my thoughts and feelings with my friends, it usually helps me get through the toughest moments in life, but it becomes much more difficult when your friends are struggling as well and everyone is in a negative state of mind. During these times, I feel connected to my friends because they understand what I’m going through and I obviously understand what they are feeling, but at the same time it’s hard to help them out and vice versa when all you see is a black wall in front of you.
This is why I believe you should always put yourself first, because no matter what, even if you want to, you will never be able to help your loved ones if you aren’t able to help yourself first.
Thinking of yourself first doesn’t mean you are being selfish or egocentric, it just means you are choosing to be healthy and happy and when you feel your best, that’s when you can have a positive influence on the people around you.
I completely understand that this is so much easier said than done, but it all starts with a little mind training.
Trust me, I am the first one to panic and stress out for the smallest things, but if you’re able to calm yourself down, take a deep breath and look at the big picture, you’ll soon realize that there are so many other things in life much more meaningful and important.
After a tough January and an even worse start to February, I thought that my mood couldn’t get any worse and I was right. I slowly began thinking: why am I overthinking every little thing happening to me everyday? Why am I letting these people get to me so much? The only thing that this is doing to me is making me feel worse about myself and slowly making me feel ill.
With these thoughts in mind, yesterday I finally realized that no matter what, I come first.
No matter what other people do or don’t do, it will affect me if I let it get to me, but if I really want to get over it, all I have to do is give myself a pep talk and put myself first.
If you know your worth and value yourself as you should, everyone else will feel how confident and powerful you are.
You are the only one that truly and completely knows who you are. And never let anyone else’s actions or words make you feel as if you were less than that.
With these thoughts in mind, I am now ready to begin the second part of February with a new, positive look on life and on myself and I hope you will too!