Every time you travel by plane, you're encouraged to be "selfish". Think about it: A flight attendant demonstrates instructs you to, in the case of an emergency, put your oxygen mask on first before helping children or other passengers. Hooking yourself up to life-giving oxygen may seem selfish... until you realize that you’re more equipped to support and help those around you. Suddenly it doesn’t seem so selfish any more. Suddenly it's clear just how important it is to prioritize yourself. You’re a better person for it.
Yes, putting on your mask first is critical before helping others is the biggest cliche ever, but what can we learn from this situation? Self-care is crucial, but we don't always make it a priority. Here are seven things it’s totally OK to be selfish about.