Podcast: Putting yourself first

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Why is putting yourself first important? Leanne shares her thoughts on giving priority to yourself in the context of wellbeing even if it means disappointing other people.

Topics Discussed in this Episode:

Putting yourself first vs being selfish

Your non-negotiables

Key Takeaways:

When you feel well, happy, healthy, resilient, and have a good sense of wellbeing, you are a much better father/mother/brother/sister/employee/friend.

Leanne’s 4 non-negotiables that she ensures happen 99% every single day are movement:

Movement: 10,000 steps a day

Sleep: At least 7 hours a day

Meditation: A minimum of 10 minutes every day

Vegetable intake: Vegetables need to be on the plate for at least 2 out of the 3 meals in a day

The purpose of movement is that it isn’t all loaded in one particular part of the day but spread out throughout the day.

Eating between 5 and 8 portions of vegetables a day reduces your risk of chronic disease, cardiovascular disease, and various other forms of mortality.

You can be the best that you can be and help people in the best way you can when you put yourself first.

Action Steps:

Put yourself first in as much as ensuring that you have what you need to have a good sense of wellbeing.

Put your oxygen mask on first. Make sure that you’ve got what you need so that you can better serve or be of more help to other people.

Understand what the non-negotiables are for you that make you feel well and happy.

Glennon Doyle said:

“Train your kids to disappoint you… Every time you’re given a choice between disappointing someone else and disappointing yourself, your duty is to disappoint that someone else. Your job throughout your entire life is to disappoint as many people as it takes to avoid disappointing yourself.”

Leanne said:

“Understand what makes you happy. Understand the value you bring and [have] a good sense of self-worth. Don’t be afraid to disappoint people.”

If you’re interested in finding out what your health IQ is, take the Health IQ test to find out.

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