Do You Have Trouble Putting Yourself First?

In today’s podcast, Paul and Gina look at the sometimes thorny issue of putting your own needs first in times of stress or change. This could be during exams, moving house, the end or beginning of a relationship, changing location or changing jobs.
Often we’ve been brought up to believe that putting our own needs first is selfish. But this is NOT TRUE!
Sometimes it’s essential to create boundaries, albeit temporary ones, and let people know that you love them, but you’ve got your own stuff to deal with for a bit. You love them, but you need some ‘me time’ right now.

Partners, friends and relatives won’t generally mind – as long as you’ve communicated clearly and directly with them why you’ll not be so available for a bit. And if they do, this great quote from Bernard Baruch will be helpful: