Folks, listen up, I am about to make a statement that is going to blow your mind. Ready? Here goes: It is ok to put yourself 2nd on your list. It is really ok. (Quit scratching your head. 1 = God, 2 = you, got it?) I think too often we make ourselves #105 on our own lists and then get mad when other folks treat us as an afterthought. I mean hell, if I don't think of me who else will?
The word selfishness leaves a bad taste in anyone's mouth and for me anything that looks selfish gets immediately shot down. But lots of things that are essential for self-preservation are wrongly labeled selfish. Take care of my physical health is NOT selfish. Taking care of my funds is not selfish. Taking time to replenish my spirit is not selfish. Taking a moment to work on my dream is not selfish. Having fun and enjoying my social circle is not selfish. Too often I've made the things I love secondary to what every one else wants me to do. I'm putting the brakes on that immediately.
Time to put me back on the schedule. At the top, well next to the top at least.