Six Reasons Why Selfish is the New Black

1) Self care actually helps you care better for others.

You cannot be strong and available to others 24/7. It’s simply not possible. Over-caring, rescuing, and over-working only creates a situation where you are exhausted. You cannot run yourself ragged and still expect to show up in the powerful, intentional way that I know you want to. At some point, you won’t have anything left to give.

2) Self care brings out the best in you.

Think about the last time you went along to get along. I don’t know about you, but I show up crabby, resentful, and not pleasant to be around.

3) Self care brings out the real you.

It’s being authentic. Are you caring and helping others out of obligation and guilt, or do you really mean to help them? When you need time for yourself and don’t take it, you are not being honest with yourself.

4) Self care makes you a happy, inspirational person to be around.

Nobody really likes being around a Debbie Downer. Think about the last time you went to the grocery store and saw Negative Nellie coming your way. What did you do? I bet it wasn’t say to yourself, “Gee, I can’t WAIT to spend the next ten minutes talking to her.”

5) Motivation stems from self care.

In today’s world, I hear a lot of people talking about losing their motivation or their mojo, or needing motivation to complete a task or goal. No one can stay motivated forever — we all lose our footing at times.

6) Self care is essential.

It is as imperative as drinking water or eating healthy.

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