Being Selfish

I have always thought of myself as kind. That is what I aim for everyday and it isn't hard. I like to put people first, especially family and close friends. Their worries are essentially my worries. As expected, this hasn't always proven to be the best thing for me. Regardless, I still aim. 

Lately I've been wanting to change this. I haven't been selfish and I need to be. I need to be selfish with: 

my time

my energy

my happiness

my space 


This will only be good for me. I know wanting to be selfish makes me sound extremely selfish. The word alone has such a negative connotation:

"lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one's own personal profit or pleasure"

I think, thinking about yourself is good. I think you should be your first priority. I think that what makes you feel good should be more important than what makes someone else feel good. It's not about being self absorbed or egotistic, its about being happy. You should be happy. I should be happy. 



Be selfish. Put yourself first. 

Ana Rodriguez15 Comments