It may seem counterintuitive, but sometimes the best way to take care of other people is to first take care of ourselves. Doing our best to meet our own needs is actually the most efficient way to go about it. Think about it, you know just what you need, just when you need it, without even needing to ask yourself. It’s almost like you can read your own mind!
And when we are walking around as a person who has all or most of their needs met, we are then that much more available to help others who may be having trouble getting their needs met. Maybe we can help them to better understand their own needs, or help them with something that they are just not capable of doing on their own. We are likely to have more patience towards others, more energy to help, and more time to do so.
A great way to help meet our own needs and to put ourselves in a great mood is to schedule ourselves a massage session at Mantis. By doing so, you are giving yourself some me time, improving blood circulation, improving your quality of sleep, relieving tension, improving posture, reducing stress, and boosting your mood.
This boost in mood will stay with you long after the end of the massage session, and here’s the secret: It looks good on you. Other people will enjoy being around you, even more than they did before. Your good mood is contagious, rubbing off on all the people that you come in contact with for the rest of your day, your week, maybe even your month!
So go get yourself a massage! If for no other reason, than do it for the sake of others.