We can't save others if we don't save ourselves. In order to fully show up for everyone in our lives, it starts with showing up for us. Are there times when we'll have to put others first? Hell yeah. And then the work becomes filling our cup back up.
We must choose to invest in ourselves. To eat healthy, to read books, to workout. To take walks, hikes and meditate. And it's OUR RESPONSIBILITY to live these habits and create boundaries and expectations about the things that our oxygen to our self worth.
We must love ourselves so much that when people appear in our lives who don't meet the standard we set for how we love and live, then they won't fit. And we won't tolerate their BS...because we'll know what it means to live a life that is close to our hearts.
And even better...when someone shows up and respects that we are choosing us and makes it imperative that our individuality be maintained...those are the people that we keep. Because they're not intimidated by our lives...they're turned on by it. And we'll be turned on by their independence too."
~Mark Groves founder of Create the Love