Light your own path...

Light your own path...

Monday, January 12, 2009

Being selfish isn't always a bad thing

Realization: It's okay to shut the world out every once in awhile and take care of yourself first.

We are taught as children the value of sharing and being open and friendly, taking care of others before we tend to ourselves. We are taught not to be selfish but instead be selfLESS and give give give because that's where the true beauty is. All of this is true and i'm greatful for any and all lessons learned on the art of being selfless. But once we're all grown up and the real world comes beating down our once parent-protected walls, sometimes we gotta do what we gotta do... for OURSEVLES.

Most of us have jobs/careers, family, friends, enemies, hobbies, school and a multiude of other things on our plates. It may take awhile, but the brain can and will become overwhelmed and shut down, resulting in mental or emotional breakdowns. Then what good will we be to anyone? None whatsoever.

So even if it's just 15 minutes a day, take some time out for yourself and just be. Isolate yourself somewhere where you won't be bothered, plug in your ipod (or not if you just want silence), go for a walk/drive, enjoy a lunch alone, go see a movie, something. Just do it for yourself. Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul so that when it's time for you to be everything for everyone'll be fully charged and ready to go.


  1. Good job. I absolutely agree. Some people forget that taking care of others will only last but for so long if you fail to take care of yourself. And, whiile many people are scared of what others might think of them for taking that time for themselves, they fail to realize that the people will be more thankful in the long run. Plus, anybody who doesn't want you to take care of yourself, doesn't care about you enough anyway for you to waste your time worrying about what they will or will not think.

  2. well said. nice blog hope u don’t mind the drive by, do chk me out one day

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