I struggle with this one. I can never seem to find a way to say NO, when I know I really should. I start feeling guilty and I’m always afraid of hurting other people. It weighs heavy on me.

As I’m getting older I’m realizing everyday how essential it is to prioritize my needs and say NO when I should. Not only does this benefit my well-being, but it’s also nurturing my relationships with others and also furthering my personal goals.

But let’s face it, nobody likes to be seen as selfish. It makes us uncomfortable and makes us self-centered.

But don’t you think it’s important to be selfish sometimes?

Self-care is so important, especially in our fast paced life these days. Taking some time to do something for ourselves gives us a much needed time out to listen to our needs and regroup. Turning down a night our with friends or family and spending some quiet time to catch up on stuff is not bad. It’s important and it’s keeps us going in the long run.

Being selfish can sometimes help you reach your personal goals. I know what you’re thinking, what’s wrong with this girl?! What I mean is, if you take a time out to take care of yourself, don’t feel bad! We all need it!