Make Yourself a Priority!
Making yourself a priority sounds so easy, yet it is so difficult.
For those of you that do not know me, I am 26 years old. Still young, but getting old ;) My entire life I was told to make myself a priority. As crazy as it sounds, I never could do it. I found my happiness by helping others and putting them first. But truthfully, I was draining myself. My glass was always left empty. I got to a point where I was unhappy, miserable, and couldn't stand who I was. That's when I realized I actually had no idea who I was. I adopted hobbies that boyfriends had to make them happy. I left the guy I was with in 2017 and started the search to "find me". I started to drink A LOT and followed my friends and what they were doing.....I thought I was putting myself first by going out and having fun, so in a way I was but in a way I wasn't. I was digging myself into a bigger financial hole and I was gaining weight and still wasn't happy.
Start of the rest of my life
I have been big into lifting and working out for awhile now, but it wasn't until I started the 75Hard program by Andy Frisella that my whole life changed. I was laying in bed one Saturday night and I thought to myself...enough is enough and that very next day on March 17th, 2020 I started 75Hard. My priorities changed completely. I had to be strict with my schedule otherwise I wouldn't be able to complete everything on my list. The thing that made things easier but harder at the same time was that everything closed due to Covid-19. Which meant my friends weren't out at bars or restaurants, but also meant the gyms were closed. It took me a solid two or so weeks to get into a good routine then it just felt "normal" I finished 75Hard on May 28th and that's about the time things started to slowly open back up. Friends started to invite me out to dinner and to get drinks, but now....it's not a priority. Sure, I love spending time with my friends, but I don't see the need to spend a bunch of money on unhealthy food or drinks. I can now say no and it not bother me or make me feel bad. I have no problem turning down parties to be in bed early so I can be up early the next day, because it is what makes ME happy. I am genuinely the happiest I have EVER been!
You deserve to put yourself first too
It won't be easy. I struggled for many years and it is still hard now. Some people won't get it. Some people will think you're selfish; so be it. Remember, you cannot pour out of an empty glass. It's great to help others, but be sure you're helping yourself too