Fill Your Own Cup First

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I understand that we shouldn’t let the little things in life drive us crazy and stress us out, but the primary source of our stress isn’t that we sweat the small stuff; it’s about taking care of ourselves. The primary issue is that our society teaches us that taking care of ourselves first is selfish and wrong. On an airplane, we’re instructed to put on our own oxygen masks first before helping a child do the same. If you think that’s a crazy idea, realize that you’re not much help to anyone if you’re passed out due to lack of oxygen because you tried to help everyone else first.


You can’t pour from an empty cup.


When you fill your cup first, the world won’t fall apart. Your friends and family will not dislike you. People won’t think you’re selfish. Doing this will make you happier and allow you to have more energy to care for your loved ones. You’ll be calmer, your body will feel better, your mind will be clearer, and people will want to be around you because you give off positive energy.

The more you do for yourself, the more you can do for others. It’s one of Nature’s laws. I would rather live in a world of happy people expressing their passions and helping others in the process than with a bunch of tired, resentful people blaming everyone and everything for their life situation. People will be glad when you fill your own cup first.