Is it being self centered or realistic? I look back at the memories of my childhood and I honestly feel for my mother. She sacrificed her happiness for mine and my brothers but was that truly realistic to do. I hear the stories about how even before we were born she put other people first and now in her late 40’s I urge her to forget about me and my brother and put herself first.
I see people sacrifice their happiness for so many things such as work, family, relationships and so on. Life is short, not saying you are going to die tomorrow but it is possible. Better yet when you are dying at 100 and you are like how did I get here it basically speaks to the same truth that life is short.
When flying on a plane and it’s going through turbulence you are told to put the mask on yourself before anyone else, why? Because how can you help someone if you are in the same predicament. The same goes for your happiness. How can you survive 40hr work weeks, troubled relationship, children, the basic trials and tribulations of life with out breaking if you don’t take time out for yourself.
Life is hard, and like most people you probably have so much going on where your time seems few. We sacrifice so much thinking when I reach this age I would do this for me, but what if that age isn’t reached. Better yet how do you know something isn’t going to pop up to derail that idea.
People to be happy you must do it yourself. Take a hour or a day or anytime you seem fit to take care of you. Be more than content with your life and live it. When you take care of yourself then you can truly take care of others. Why wake up one day and realize life has flash passed you.