We, humans, have a default like when we’re born we cry, we seek the care of our mother, we feed on our mother’s breast. As we become a toddler, we need the love, caring, and guide of our family. When we’re in grade school we will need friends and we will always crave sweets or junk foods. When we turn as teenagers we become curious about love and then we tend to have relationships out of curiosity. When we are nearing adulthood we would get a taste of alcohol or any vices out of curiosity again. This is the time when we might start to destroy our body or keep it healthy.
Peer pressure comes in and that’s why we tend to do things we shouldn’t be doing. When you turn into an adult and become mature enough, then that is the time you will think that you need to take care of your health. But unfortunately, some people don’t care about their health, and that is one default of us humans too. Prioritizing yourself is an important thing to keep in mind. Just like the famous saying says, “before helping others, help yourself first.”
And that is true, and sometimes we do not notice that. That’s why you should always think about yourself. It is not being selfish, it is accepting the truth and reality, because in the end what’s going to be left of you is yourself. If you don’t take care of your health, you are the one who is going to suffer.
Now if you’re a person who wants change, you’re making the right decision. Now here are the reasons why you should prioritize self-care.
One of the things most people don’t realize is your worth. A human body is priceless, without it you wouldn’t be able to do things you want to do, you wouldn’t be able to love the person you love, you wouldn’t be able to work and earn money, you wouldn’t be able to do our God-given tasks for this world. Our life is a gift from God and our body is the living vessel he let us borrow, so don’t destroy it. Our body is priceless.
Rescuing and Caring
This is the part that where most people get confused. Rescuing yourself from taking care of yourself. When we get hospitalized because and the doctors discovered we have a disease, then you initiate to change your lifestyle to make your sickness go away, that is rescuing. The important thing here is the “caring”. You need to take care of your body to prevent yourself from being rushed to the hospital.
We expect from others
We always expect from other, we expect for them to take care of us. You expect your partner to take care of your, you expect your children to take care of you when you are old. Yes, of course, they would take care of you because they are your family. But if you don’t take care of yourself by doing things bad for you, nothing will happen. You need to take action yourself. Do what you should do because it is your responsibility of taking care of your body.