Putting your happiness first isn’t selfish,know why?
We live in a world where most of the people are selfish and self-centered. They are the ones who care only about themselves. On the other hand, there are still some people who are hesitant about putting their own happiness first, because they feel it is selfish to put themselves before someone else. Since childhood, we were taught to be unselfish, but we forget that there is nothing wrong in prioritizing yourself and your happiness. Working towards your own happiness doesn’t come naturally to some people. This needs to be changed to live a happy life.
The very first thing you need to do is to get this thing out of your head, that putting your own happiness first is selfish.This is just not true.It is important to work towards your own happiness, which is not only good for you but also for those around you. Nobody likes to be with those who are surly and sad all the time. Giving priority to someone else’s happiness would make those people happy but unfortunately, this will make you unhappy in the long run because you have continuously ignored your own happiness for the sake of others.I believe there is nothing wrong in being the kind of person who stands up for his/her happiness and peace of mind.
Secondly, when we get into the “real world” or we call it as professional world, we encounter various people who are only concerned about their own happiness and can go to any extent to fulfill their selfish needs. Such people believe that they are responsible for themselves, whether it’s about their work or peace of mind. For those who are selfless, should know that sometimes it is important to put your own happiness first.To concentrate on one’s own happiness, doesn’t mean that we should just stop being concerned about others happiness. All we have to understand is that we don’t have to keep sacrificing our happiness for the sake of others.
There are people who have dedicated their lives to make others happy and have never paid attention to their own happiness.We fail to understand that too much people-pleasing, not only affect you emotionally but mentally as well. If you are unhappy, you won’t be able to joyfully do other things for people.If you are happy, then you will have more heart, soul, and energy to give to other people.
So, stop living for other people, live for yourself. Don’t ever forget about your strengths, power, and passion and never stop loving yourself.