In 2011, the First Lady made headlines everywhere for saying that it’s OKAY to occasionally put herself first. In an interview with Barbara Walters, Michelle Obama explained that like so many women, she too gets so busy taking care of others that she has to make it a point to make herself a priority, to put herself first. She explained that “It’s practical… And I found other women, in similar situations, balancing career and family, trying to do it all, and a lot of times we just slip pretty low on our own priority list because we’re so busy caring for everyone else.”
Even she admitted that it may sound selfish, but it’s not. I have to agree with her. When I stop making time for myself, before too long I become a person I don’t like. I am frazzled, stressed out and run down. I stop investing in my appearance because “there is no time.” I’m running from place to place to place. All the while feeling like I have not accomplished anything. The anger comes easily and the laughter does not.
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