Put Yourself First

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We all have so many responsibilities and so many things to do that we often forgot ourselves. We take care of others and make sure that everybody around us are doing fine. But unfortunately we might forget ourselves. It is so important to realize that you can´t give to others if you don´t give yourself first. Taking care of others is important but taking care of yourself is just as important. We need to learn to receive. Without receiving there´s no balance. If you keep giving and giving without receiving you will eventually worn out. It easily leads you thinking that you are a victim. When you think that you are a victim you blame others for it. You might think that you are the only one who ever takes care of this and that. It´s not probably even true, or it could be that you haven´t allowed anybody else to take care of those duties. But you can change the situation, you can create a new pattern. 

First, put yourself first! It sounds really selfish, but hey, if you haven’t been taken care of yourself so far, how long can you take care of others? Not for long. Think what you need to feel better, be happier and feel more energized. Is it more sleep, more exercise or maybe more alone time? Having a good time with your friends or with your spouse? When you respect yourself by putting yourself first, you will have much more to give to others in your daily life. You will be so much more effective at work and you will have more energy to share with your family and friends.

Make sure you take time every day to listen to your inner wisdom. Listen to your heart and receive the guidance to make your life better for yourself. Listen to your body and take care of it daily. Take time to walk in the nature, spend time with animals or go to gym or do some yoga. Do what ever it is that your body needs right now. Love and respect yourself. Love who you are and what you do. Love your body just as it is. Even if you wanted it to be different, love it anyway! Your beautiful body is carrying your beautiful soul. Respect all the sides of yourself. You are unique. There´s no-one else who´s just like you. You have a special purpose to do here on Earth. So keep doing what you love. It will take you forward in your life. If you don´t know what it is yet, keep digging and you will find it. You will find the courage to make changes in your life when you just start following the guidance.  

Love yourself<3 

Merja Laukkanen