When you really think deeply about it, putting others before yourself when you don’t want to, can actually be viewed as a selfish act. When we commit to things for the sake of pleasing others or ‘looking good,’ we are doing them for artificial reasons, and the resentment ends up getting the best of us. In turn, we go through with the commitment with a bad attitude, taking away from the enjoyment of others. Here are some more tips for putting yourself first for optimal happiness…
If you’re like most people, you feel compelled to say yes to nearly everyone and everything. While this “yes behavior” seems like it would make you feel good about yourself, it actually does quite the opposite. When we feel like we have to say yes to everything, we zap our energy and end up feeling resentment for the people and activities that we said yes to, when we really wanted to say no. A lot of this behavior stems from the fact that the majority of us are major people pleasers and we fear ruffling anyone’s feathers. Here are a few tips for putting yourself first and avoiding the people-pleasing trap.
There is a good chance that you have a friend or family member who has recently shared their love of essential oils with you. Whether you’ve heard of aromatherapy or not, these powerful oils are packed with perks for both your mental and physical health. Here are a few proven benefits of using essential oils for aromatherapy.
Essential oils are all the rage these days. From yoga studios to local drug stores, these aromatic oils are being presented to us in a variety of ways and health fanatics everywhere are promoting them in multiple forms. Are these oils as good as they say or are they just another fad?
Like most things in life, sleep is different for everyone. Some of us have the ability to melt into our pillows and fall into a deep slumber in a matter of seconds, while others have trouble shutting off the mind and resting the body, no matter how many sheep they count. While sleep is important for everyone, it is especially important for older adults due to several factors. Not only does a good night’s sleep improve concentration and memory formation, but it also helps your body repair cells that were damaged during the day prior. The repair of these cells refreshes your immune system, which ultimately helps prevent disease.