By Lily Friedman
It’s time to get selfish (in the best possible way, of course) since ultimately, no one can give you as much love, care and attention as you can yourself.
Scouring the internet each week as the social media marketer here at The Sanity Snack, I’m on a mission to deliver some of the best wellness and self-improvement advice on the web to our followers.
This week’s ‘sanity tidbits’ will nudge you to set aside a little time for yourself.
I’ve selected pieces that will teach you how pausing can help you manage your energy throughout the day. How to change the narrative of your negative self-talk. And most importantly, why putting yourself first enables you to be a better person, not just for yourself, but for everyone you care about.
Here’s what The Sanity Snack has in store this week for you:
The Power of Pausing
Noise is everywhere. We don’t think twice as we turn up the radios in our cars or eat in a restaurant that blasts their music. We forget or do not realize we are being over-stimulated by outer and inner noises every day.
To help you relax and regain balance, Cara Bradley, host of weekly podcast series called On The Verge brings you a short article and podcast on ‘The Power of Pause’. Bradley’s two-minute technique entails pausing for a couple minutes each time you get in and out of the car. It’s a simple step that can help you manage your energy, maintain stability and find your inner silence.
‘Something Else Won’t Make You Happy, But Here’s What Will’
If you are always overwhelmed and constantly feel as if you are drowning or playing catch-up, just remember that life is meant to be lived and lived happily.
Author, lifestyle blogger and working mother, Rachel Hollis reads the first chapter of her book “Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be,” for her Rise podcast listeners.
The chapter is called Something Else Won’t Make You Happy, BUT Here’s What Will.
After beginning with a silly story about peeing herself in public, Hollis says, “I’m about as unglamorous as you can get.”
The irony? Hollis runs her own website, The Chic Site in which she gives advice on traveling, working, parenting, and fashion to thousands of women. For someone that appears to have her life completely together, she doesn’t. ‘And that’s totally okay’, she tries to get across to followers.
Although her life may seem perfect on the outside, that’s because she’s happy on the inside. Chaos comes with life, but life doesn’t always have to be chaotic. “You’re meant to be the hero of your own time. Take responsibility for your own life and happiness,” Hollis says.
Start Valuing Yourself
The most important relationship is the one with yourself. And being selfish is actually a good thing. Yeah, you heard me right.
Intuitive coach, Ulenda Myburgh, shares ‘7 Ways to Start to Value Yourself.’
“Making yourself a priority enables you to be a better person, not just for yourself, but for the relationships your forge along the way. The choices we make from a more loving space are far more beneficial than the ones we make from a place of guilt, lack and overextending,” she shares. Get deeply connected to a higher sense of self and purpose, and begin making yourself a priority by following these seven realistic and motivational tips. After all, everything starts and ends with you.
“Sometimes you have to be selfish to be selfless.”- Edward Albert