024: 5 Fantastic Reasons to be Selfish

You can’t pour from an empty cup so fill your cup up and become the foundation of your family


Don’t be selfish.

Think of others. 

We teach it to our kids all the time. 

But when is being selfish not being selfish? 

When you’re doing something for yourself that actually benefits others. 

Because by finding the time to do something just for you, you’re giving your kids a much happier, more content and more engaged mum. 

By being so-called selfish you’re actually being incredibly smart.

In this weeks episode of The Friday Café, Michelle Dawson and I talk about five fantastic reasons to be selfish.

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This weeks challenge:

My challenge for this week is to book a pocket of time into your schedule to do something just for yourself. It can be anything. A yoga class or a swim. A trip to the coffee shop, just you and a book. A nice long walk to go back to nature. A relaxing massage. A bubble bath with a glass of champagne and an early night.

It doesn’t matter what it is, the important thing is you do it.  Just do something.

And then see how it makes you feel. Has your attitude towards your kids, work, home or husband changed?

Please leave a comment:

Tell me in the comments. What did you do and how did it make you feel? Do you feel like you’re being selfish when you do something for yourself? How will you change your thinking into believing you’re actually being smart by taking some time for yourself?

Michelle and I are here to spur you on and help you in any way we can.

Hope you enjoy the show.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

ARTICLE: Mom, Stop Worrying About Me: Why Our Mothers Need To Be More Selfish

PROFILE: Iyanla Vanzant

BOOK: The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k by Sarah Knight

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Lisa York

Lisa believes a happy mum brings up happy kids who become happy adults. With four children aged 7, 6, 4 and 2, being kind to herself is an ongoing challenge. But she’s trying.

Lisa lives with her family in Canberra, Australia.

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  1. Lisa York | SuperMum
    Lisa York | SuperMum says:

    Thank you too, Melissa and Debby. I really appreciate how you handled such a difficult topic in a practical yet sensitive way. I know from the feedback, that our mum listeners have found it to be very useful, Lisa x

  2. Melissa and Debby
    Melissa and Debby says:

    Lisa, we wanted to thank you for having us on your Podcast – it was truly an enjoyable experience. We so appreciated your insightful questions that enabled us to share more about how to heal after a difficult or traumatic birth. And thank you for caring so much about mums – it really shows in your podcasts, and we feel very grateful to have this opportunity to reach more women and share the message that birth trauma is real…AND that it is possible to heal. Much love, Melissa and Debby xx

  3. Lisa York
    Lisa York says:

    I hope you enjoyed this very open and honest episode with Melissa and Debby. Did you feel supported and listened to while giving birth? Let me know in the comments! Lisa x

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