On an airplane:
"Oxygen and air pressure are always being monitored. In the event of decompression, an oxygen mask will automatically drop down in front of you... If you are travelling with a child or someone who requires assistance, secure your mask on first, and then assist the other person!"
One of my most successful coaching clients, after a series of sessions on clearing negative parental programming, said to me:
"Andrew, I realise now.... I must take care of myself first... so I have the energy, creativity and resources to be there for my partner and my children when they need me."
"I used to think that I needed to do everything for everyone else or I'd be judged as selfish!"
"But I became so emotionally and physically exhausted rescuing everyone that I wasn't ever 100% there for the times when the people I care about and the people that I love needed me the most!"
When was the last time you discerned and asked yourself:
"What is the most self-loving thing that I can do in this situation?"
Sure, the most self-loving decision might not be the easiest decision in the short-term.
Even so, it is possibly the best decision for the long term.
Think about a past relationship that wasn't right for you, or when you quit a job that wasn't right for you.
How would you describe those decisions?
Taking care of yourself is like keeping your cup full...then filling it to overflow.
And the powerful overflow is what we give to and share with others.
It's not easy, yes!
And it's different, sure!
If it was easy, we'd all have all the success, love and happiness that we deserve!