Why it’s okay to put yourself first.

Lately life can only be described as a roller coaster of emotions. Isn’t it funny that whenever parts of our lives are on the up, other aspects of life start to test you and you find you’re dealing with a balancing act trying to keep everything in order? It’s safe to say I’ve felt like that a lot lately, and while I’ve got some seriously amazing, fantastic, totally exciting news to share over the next few weeks, I’m being challenged in a way that I haven’t before. 

These past few weeks life has hit me hard, and while there have been some incredible things happening, there have also been some very down moments. I’m a girl who loves familiarity and when things change I don’t deal with it too well. I won’t go into it because this blog has always been a place of positivity and I intend to keep it that way, but I think the main thing I’ve realised over the past few weeks is that sometimes you have no other choice but to put yourself first

It’s hard. It’s so difficult to think of yourself sometimes, especially when you’re so accustomed to doing things to please others. I mean, in a whole other blog post I wrote about the power of saying no and I really have been practising it, in a bid to look after myself a little better. But I think you do come to a point where you have to accept that changes need to be made in order to become the best version of yourself, and I’ve come to accept that it’s okay to make these changes

I’m going to keep this post short and sweet. When I started writing it I’ll admit I was feeling very low, but I’ve finally accepted that making these changes are important for me at this time in my life, and I can honestly say I am feeling positive and that the next few weeks are going to be seriously exciting! I’m looking forward to focusing on my next venture, and this beautiful sunshine means my summer plans are underway with festivals, events and hopefully some travels too.

Let me finish by saying that sometimes difficult decisions have to be made in order to improve your mental and physical health, and it’s completely fine to think of yourself in these circumstances. It’s taken me a long time to realise it, but now I’m looking ahead to the next few weeks… 

Lots of love. xoxo



  1. Danielle Alexa
    April 21, 2018 / 4:03 pm

    I could not agree with this post more, it is always so important to think of yourself and your own well being, no matter how hard it can be at time!Danielle xxhttps://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

  2. Shannon Boyce
    April 21, 2018 / 9:24 pm

    I am totally the same way with liking familiarity – and change often scares me. But it's so important to remember that not all change is bad and that so much good can come from taking a step forward. And putting yourself first! Love this post and I am wishing you all the very best.the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

  3. Sophie Gale
    April 22, 2018 / 11:09 am

    Jessie, I hope you're okay lovely! I'm exactly the same in that I like consistency in my life, and as soon as something changes it throws me off completely. But you're absolutely right, it is so okay to put yourself first – I think we all need to, sometimes.Soph x | http://www.sophierosie.com

  4. The Makeup Aficionado
    April 22, 2018 / 10:49 pm

    I definitely agree saying 'no' is a massive part of putting yourself first, especially when surrounded by those people who once you say yes once to them they seem to always expect it. http://www.themakeupaficionado.com

  5. Chloe Louise
    April 23, 2018 / 6:04 pm

    Lovely post! I need to say no a lot more because I find myself saying yes to a lot of things I don't want to do! Chloe X http://www.chloelxuise.com

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