Sometimes being selfish is the most self-less thing you can do. We must be full, (or fulfilled,) before we are able to give to others.
Bottom line is this. You deserve to be healthy and happy.
As a strength and conditioning coach I teach fitness as a foundation for health and wellness. Fitness, however, is just the component of wellness that deals with movement and the movement sciences. Health requires a balance where mental and emotional well-being are essential pieces of the puzzle.
It comes down to LOVE. How much do you love yourself? We are all born craving love and attention. Are you taking the time to give yourself what you need?
[“Everybody wants to know what my achilles heal is… L O V E… I don’t get enough of it. All I get is these vampires and blood suckers…” (Jay Z on Monster)]
It’s easy to fall back on the excuse, “I don’t have time,” but the truth is, there is no such thing as time–There’s NOW, and your priorities. That’s it.
Time is a indiscriminate resource, we all have the same amount: 168 hours every week. I’ve designed successful fitness programs for many people requiring just 3/168 hours.
So here’s my question for you: Do you love yourself enough to make your health and happiness a priority?