The Feel Better Project Daily

The free daily email that shows people how to change their thoughts, so that life and business becomes easy and fulfilling rather than stressful and overwhelming.

Put on your own oxygen mask before helping others.

That’s what the pre-fight safety demo says.

And it’s true.

If you’re living in a bad-feeling place, you can’t be of service to others.

So there’s nothing wrong – nothing selfish – in putting your own needs first.

Yesterday I was very tired. I’ve had a tough couple of weeks. My body was telling me that I needed a day of rest. So that’s what I did: I stayed at home all day and turned down a dinner invitation.

Once upon a time, I would have judged myself for doing that. I would have called myself selfish and anti-social.

But you know what? I would have been a terrible dinner guest and I would have felt worse today.

But instead, today I feel a lot better.

Today I can be of service.

So the simple lesson is: Do what you need to do to feel better.

Then you can reach a place of alignment.

And then you can be of service.

Put your own oxygen mask on first.

 

(Photo by Mpumelelo Macu on Unsplash)