It’s the end of the year, and as it goes we’ve just learned an important lesson: it is not only okay to be selfish with your time, but it is also encouraged.
This piece of advice is one that has taken us a long time to accept and comprehend. It feels weird to take time for yourself or to purposely avoid certain individuals that may be bad for your mental health, but it is completely necessary. Now that we have learned this, however, it has revolutionized the way we think about the world around us and the way we think about our own mental well-beings.
What life boils down to is this: we are on this Earth for a single lifetime, and we do not know how long that lifetime will last. This all seems cliche and cheesy, but it is true. Time waits for no one, and with it being limited as it is, we must spend time with those that we want to be around. This coincides with the lesson of learning to say “no,” which extends to saying “no” to invitations and saying “no” to seeing those that you do not want to see.
Essentially, do not fear to pick and choose the people around you. This advice is powerful, but do not attempt this if you are at all in a dangerous situation. If you are not, however, and are able to make a change, do it. It will ignite (or reignite) the agency within you, and your overall mental wellbeing will improve.
Using your time to do what you want and spending it with who you want can do nothing but benefit you. Anyone that objects does not have your wellbeing in mind. In conclusion, be selfish with your time in this limited lifetime. Be happy.
Advice can be hard to follow, and this example of being selfish with your time is just one thing we’ve learned. Don’t forget to check out our other advice pieces and tell us all of your opinions on Twitter @Fuzzable.