LET GO OF NEGLECTING YOUR OWN NEEDS


This is Kelly Orchard’s Apple A Day, 60 seconds on wisdom, success, and personal growth.

We all have legitimate needs that may feel like “guilty pleasures.”

You know, indulgences that make us cringe a little, but give us such a lift that they’re hard to resist.

For example, I admit that after a long week, there are times when I binge-watch movies on Netflix. Should I be doing something more productive with my time? Not necessarily. If I were doing nothing but watching Netflix each and every evening, it would be problematic.

But if once in a while, after a long week, or completing a project, or achieving a goal, you spend time just relaxing, the guilty pleasure can be warranted, maybe even necessary.

And if you’re raising a family or caring for an elderly parent, or something else just as demanding, it’s especially important for you to let go of neglecting your own needs.

What is your guilty pleasure? Even if it’s fancy chocolates, splurging on vintage wine, or even watching episodes of a reality TV show, give in to it. It’s okay, as long as it doesn’t become your lifestyle.

This has been Kelly Orchard’s Apple A Day. Now, go out and be fruitful.