Put Yourself First In 2023 With These Tips

Your entire life, you have been instructed to be selfless and to treat others in the same manner that you would like to be treated. There’s nothing wrong with being kind and caring in and of itself, but it’s possible that you care too much about what other people think. Putting yourself first is not something you should ever feel guilty about doing, especially in the world that we live in today. There is a lot of pressure on you to be perfect, but you do not have to submit to this way of thinking just because there is so much pressure. If you put yourself first, you will not only experience an increase in self-confidence, but you will also have the ability to improve your physical health and mental well-being.

Learn to say no

It is quite simple to feel overwhelmed when your schedule is packed with activities and meetings with friends on a regular basis. You can have the impression that you are under a lot of pressure to respond “yes” to anything and everything that is presented to you. However, you need to be selective about the people you spend time with and the activities you participate in. If you are constantly putting in extra effort to satisfy other people and going above and beyond the call of duty, you will never have time for yourself. You will experience a tremendous sense of relief if you get the hang of saying “no” on occasion.

Enjoy life

It is easy to neglect some of the most fundamental aspects of your life without even realizing it is happening, especially when those aspects are relatively uncomplicated. You have to make investments in the things that are actually important to you, such as going on trips, advancing in your job, and spending time with your family. When you have lived a life filled with experiences that are rich in these areas, you will feel a tremendous sense of satisfaction because you have accomplished a lot. Spending time on the activities and relationships that bring you the most joy is an essential component of putting yourself first.

Deal with mental health issues

When making changes to your life to improve your overall health, it’s important to think about your mental health. It is very easy for someone to steer you in the wrong direction if they sense that you do not have complete confidence in your own mind. Devote some time to reflecting on your own thoughts and practising gratitude for the individuals in your life. There are always people you can talk to, from a family therapist to friends to certified psychotherapists, if you are feeling scared, overwhelmed, or depressed. 

If you give some thought to making the changes listed below in your life, you will quickly become an expert at putting yourself first. This doesn’t mean that you’re ignoring the important people in your life; it just means that you’re spending some time focusing on your own self first, you will be well on your way to achieving health and pleasure.

Enjoy every minute being a mom and continue to inspire your kids!

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Jodi Carlson is a mother of 2 children, wife, and a full time product owner at a large Insurance company. She is a mom just trying to juggle a full-time job with a family life. She shares countless tips and tricks of things she has experienced first hand with her kids. As she continues to guide and teach them to become caring, sensible and responsible human beings, all while working a full time job, maintaining a home and some how still allowing for some personal time and growth. Are you a Girl Scout Leader? Along with Mom Connecting Moms, she shares her 25+ years of Girl Scout experience over at Leader Connecting Leaders , there she shares ideas and resources to help leaders who are inspiring girl leaders of tomorrow plan their troop meetings. Check out Leader Connecting Leaders .