My step-son turns 25 today and my mother-in-law is throwing a last-minute party for him. I don’t like last-minute plans. Planning ahead helps me keep my anxiety down. The party is at 11:30, but I have a doctor’s appointment at 11:00am and blood work after that. I guess I will just show up late. Normally, I would reschedule my appointments, but I’m learning that I don’t have to drop everything every time someone invites me to something or asks me for help. I can take care of myself first. I have a hard time putting myself first, but the more I try, the easier it becomes.

10 thoughts on “Putting Myself First

  1. Your mental and physical health is very important. You need to put yourself first in this case. I have had to learn that myself over the last couple years. My brother is king of last minute plans. He calls sometimes as little as 30 minutes before an event or needing me to do something.

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      1. I understand. I feel guilty when I have to say, “I’m sorry. I can’t. I have a doctor appointment already myself.” But I can’t cancel or reschedule often because they will dismiss me as a patient if I do.

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