It’s almost the end of the week. You are probably exhausted. Hopefully you don’t have a full schedule this weekend before you can even take a sigh of gratitude that the working week is over. I recently read this article by Chellie Campbell (thanks for letting me share it, Chellie) and it made me think of myself and many other people I know. I’m sure men do it too, but I know as a woman myself we are conditioned to be more nurturing, putting others before ourselves and being okay with that.
Especially mothers! Of course it is fine to be a good person and give out good energy, but firstly prioritising the self is essential because if you aren’t happy or feeling good about yourself honestly; you really can’t help anyone.
I subscribed to Chellie’s blog ages ago and it always inspire me to think about how and where I am heading in life,. She makes a good point that women are underpaid in our culture, and I think that isn’t because of inequality, it’s because women are less likely to value themselves or ask for more money, let alone think they are worth it. A great author who originally pioneered this theory which she called objectivism is Ayn Rand, she wrote some brilliant novels that are absolutely amazing on this topic.
So before you accept that invitation to where you don’t really want to go to or promise to help someone who perhaps doesn’t deserve it, have a read of this little wake-up call.
@Ilana Sowter Acupuncture, Murrays Bay, North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand 2018