Putting yourself first

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What brought me to write this post?

Two days ago, I posted a message on LinkedIn to help me validate people’s appetites to test a hypothesis that could lead to putting up a new project to offer my help to others in need in my field. The answer the post got was bigger than expected. I became anxious, stressed and overwhelmed. I wasn’t well prepared, I can tell. That brought me to reconsider a bunch of aspects that I didn’t consider before putting the post online, and even after once I communicated with those interested in the idea.

I really want to help others, be there for them, but after thinking it through, better evaluating the current context and how my own happiness and health could be impacted, I have decided to put myself first, and do just what would keep me healthy and happy.

That makes me wonder:

  • How many times have I put myself after others?
  • What’s behind that impulsiveness to sabotage my happiness and health? Fear? Unconsciousness?
  • How am I going to help others if by doing something I care about, it makes me feel anxious, uneasy, stressed, tense?

What if …

  • I find a different angle to stop stressing and do enough to keep the fun up?
  • I learn more about my impulsiveness and what’s behind it?
  • I accept that what I am currently doing to help others is enough?

My invitation is to do whatever it takes to put your happiness and health first

I personally thank you for reading this article and I celebrate your courage and resilience all along this pandemic.

Now that you know a little more about myself, I invite you to take a moment to look around you, staying curious, being brave, spreading love to reflect about the following questions:

  • What fear is pushing you to do something you don’t want or need to do? My fear is being unable to provide for my family.
  • What’s causing you stress, make you unhappy, unhealthy?
  • How do you find a different angle to do what you love and keep yourself happy and healthy?
  • What could you learn from my personal story?

Please keep saving lives by staying at home, take care of yourself and others around you. Remember that:

We are incredibly better together, today more than ever!


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