“Sometimes, you have to do what’s best for you and your life. Not what’s best for everyone else.”
The word selfish, to me feels like a negative word. However, during the past few months, I’ve learned that being positively ‘selfish’ in situations can be very good for us. It’s about positive self-regard.
Psychology experts have referred to the fact that when someone calls you selfish, it surely doesn’t feel like a compliment, but they say, the trait can actually make you a better person.
“When you take care of yourself first, you show up as a healthy, grounded person in life,” says Bob Rosen.
There’s a certain stigma attached to selfish behaviour, but a new study suggests that putting your own needs before others needn’t be as bad as you first think…
In the traditional sense of the word, there is a difference between being centred on yourself and being “selfish”. While many of us constantly reflect about ourselves and our position in the world, we aren’t typically ruthlessly going around and taking things for ourselves so that others can’t enjoy them. The word “selfish” almost always has a negative connotation but I believe IT IS TIME to rebrand the word in order to highlight how healthy and productive positive selfishness can be.
So how can we be positivity selfish? How can we have better regard for ourselves?