Are you selfish?

Yesterday I had an interesting conversation with a group about the excuses we give ourselves to not doing the things we say we are going to do and an interesting point came up for more than one person… the point is “I feel like taking care of myself is selfish on my part”

What do YOU think? Do you feel that if you take the time to take care of you, you are taking that time way from your kids? from your husband? Do you think it’s fair to take 1 hour of a busy schedule to go to the gym (or to come to the challenge)? Do you feel guilty if you do?

Those are all very valuable questions, reflect on it for a moment!

First of, let’s define what it is to be selfish…of course I went to the dictionary for that:

Self·ish [sel-fish] – adjective

  1. devoted to or caring only for oneself; concerned primarily with one’s own interests, benefits, welfare, etc., regardless of others.
  2. characterized by or manifesting concern or care only for oneself: selfish motives.

I found this TOP ACOTS OF SELFISHNESS in an article that was saying that 7 out of 1 Brits admit to being selfish (I wonder how many canadians would say the same)

Interesting enough, no where in there you can find TAKING CARE OF MYSELF listed! (I must acknowledge that this is not a “official” list, it’s just people’s opinion)

The point is, Continue reading

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