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Looking After Your Own Needs Isn't Selfish

by Marie Vonow (follow)
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Yellow Flowers

These days we are often told to look after our own needs first. This is a complete turnaround from the idea I was brought up with. I believed I should put the needs of others first. Back then I thought I was being selfish if I thought of my needs before those of others.

Today I took care of my needs. I started with an appointment with my chiropractor to help take care of my physical health. We talked about a couple of subjects which gave me ideas for topics to write about so my brain benefitted too.

I then went for a walk as a follow up to the chiropractic treatment. This gave me an opportunity to enjoy looking at some of the gardens with their displays of spring flowers. I observed and listened to birds in the gardens.

After I had walked for the prescribed ten minutes I stopped off at the local environmental information centre. I often drive past here but have never stopped and gone to look at the displays inside. It was so easy to walk in and look around because I was on foot. I picked up some information leaflets about recycling, upcoming local events and gardening. I asked the information officer some questions and we had an interesting discussion about recycling.

I continued on my way and went to the library to pick up a DVD which was on hold. I had time to fill in before another appointment so I read a magazine and jotted down some notes for articles.

I then attended an appointment with a counsellor who specialises in the needs of carers. It can be useful to talk to a trained counsellor in addition to friends and family. I am also a believer in talking to a professional when worries start to niggle rather than waiting until you are at breaking point. A professional will have ideas, strategies and resources which those in your social circle may not have.

I have come to understand I need to look after myself in order to get the most out of life and so I can care for others. Appointments for checkups, treatment and therapy can help my physical and mental health. Walking and other forms of exercise benefit my physical wellbeing. Getting information and talking to people gives my brain a work out. Doing activities I enjoy recharges my batteries, giving me more energy and enthusiasm. It enables me to enjoy and put more back into life and is not being selfish.

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