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Make yourself a priority

By Frankie Darcell

We prioritize the strangest things in our lives and put them first. This year, make yourself a priority. When our car needs servicing because it’s our pride and joy, we take it in for a tune up, but will not schedule our yearly mammogram or prostate exam. If we own a pet, we’re up at 6 o’clock in the morning to take the dog for a walk, but will not add exercise to our daily routine. We’re up early for work, meetings throughout the week, baseball games with the kids, PTA, grocery shopping and time with our friends. If you made a list with two columns — one with what you’ve done and accomplished for the week and the other listing what you’ve done for yourself — I’m pretty sure the latter will fall short. Discover why that list is so much shorter. Often women feel very guilty about doing things for themselves, spending money on themselves that could’ve been used for other purposes, bills, the kids, extracurricular activities that benefit the family or children.

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