Who's the most important person in the room? If you say anyone other than yourself, we need to talk.
Who is ahead of you? Your kid? Your spouse? Your housework? Your TV?
If you are not the most important person in the room, you need to reorganize your priorities. You can't take care of all the other people and all your other obligations if you don't take care of yourself. No way!
Remember what the flight attendants tell you before the flight. They show those yellow face masks and tell you how if the cabin is depressurized the masks will drop from above and you should put one on yourself - even before you try to put one on your kid.
Why is that? Because while you're busy putting one on your little guy, you're losing oxygen. When you collapse, the little guy can't put a mask on you, so he has to get by on his own, without the person he has counted on his whole life to make things right for him.
That is a great lesson. If you don't put yourself first and take care of yourself - exercising, eating right, getting your head on straight - you won't be able to take care of those you love. They don't need to be toddlers and dependent on you for you to want to take care of them.
Taking care of ones you love can be really important - like setting a good example, like staying healthy, like demonstrating that you are an important person and respect yourself. The bottom line is that if we don't respect ourselves, no one else will respect us.
You know people who are doormats to the people in their home and maybe at work. Don't be that person. Take care of yourself - get busy and get happy. How do you do that? Get walking!
Be important to yourself.
Remember my 100% GUARANTEE. Should you decide to stop walking and resume your old habits, I personally guarantee that you'll get back 100% of your former life - your pain, your lifestyle, your attitude. You can trust the information you find here. It's from a dedicated walker. Trust me and your life will get better! I promise.
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