02 – Be Selfish

Hey Mama, welcome to Mama’s daily dose. I am Meghan Q Barrett of allyoumama.com. Mama’s daily doses is… be selfish. Let’s get moving before we get interrupted.

Be selfish. I’m not totally sure when selfish became this horrible word. I actually remember when I was a young kid, and my grandma told me one time that I was being a selfish little bitch. And to be fair, I probably was, maybe those words shouldn’t have been used. But you know what? It made me into the person that I am today.

And I don’t think that being selfish is a bad thing. You need to be able to take care of yourself, so that you can take care of all the other crap in the world. If you give away all of your resources, all of your time, all of your money, all of your energy, then you have nothing else to give. Right?

In order to give to other people, you have to actually have something to give to them. And just because you’re selfish doesn’t mean that you don’t think of other people and that you’re not helping and taking care of other people.

Selfish and selfless, are not mutually exclusive. I actually don’t even think that you can be selfless, unless you are selfish. Because if you gave everything away, then you have nothing left. Right?

Then you have to be selfish to go get something to survive. So you need to take care of yourself first. You need to be selfish. You will be a better person, a better Mama, a better friend, a better whatever you want to be when you start putting yourself first and being selfish. So go out there and do something selfish today.

Thank you for listening, and be sure to give me a follow on Instagram  @MeghanQBarrett. That’s Meghan with an H and pop on over to allyoumama.com as well and sign up for the mailing list. Have a great day free of mama guilt because you deserve it.

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