In honour of this special day, I’d like to talk about something that I think holds a lot of women back. It’s not just women. It happens to men too, but I think it’s more prevalent in the woman’s psyche than the man’s. I’m talking about the desire to put other’s needs before her own. Women are, in general, inherently nurturing. Whether this is a behaviour that is genetically predispositioned or learned from social cues growing up (or both!) is another debate but I think we can all agree that it is a typical characteristic of women to care for others.
I know for myself, if my boyfriend is having a rough day for example, my very first response is usually, “what can I do to help you?”
Unfortunately, it often happens where women neglect their own needs for the sake of others. What I want you to consider is the following: consider that increasing your own worth makes what you invest in others more valuable.
Let’s use money as an example. If you have $100 Canadian dollars and you want to invest that money in a US stock, making that investment when the Canadian dollar is strong will yield greater returns than making that investment when the dollar is weak. The same is true of your own personal currency. Increasing your worth and investing in yourself will allow you to show up for others in a more valuable way. In other words, you’ll get more bang for your buck when it comes to relationships.
So that’s it! Next time you find yourself putting too much energy into others and not yourself, remember that you should always put your own oxygen mask on first before assisting others!
Comment below on what this means to you!