It's tough to balance the wants and needs of the people around us with our own wants and needs. We tend to prioritize other people over ourselves because we're taught to make other people happy first. Frequently we take ourselves off our own lists. Women do this more often than men as the demands of children, relationships and careers take priority over simple things like self-care.
Nope, I'm not talking politics. I'm talking about goals, dreams, purpose, wants, needs and desires. I'm talking about all those things that we get told we don't deserve, shouldn't have, can't have, are too expensive to have, or are just plain crazy. We all have them and we deny ourselves the right to have them, often based on that feedback from the outside world.