One-third of patients don’t even get around to filling their prescriptions and out of those who actually do, half won’t even take the medication correctly.
But when it comes to these same individuals administering prescription medications to their pets, it’s no problem.
It just proves that people are much better at taking care of their furry friends than they are taking care of themselves.
The thing is, channeling this same kind of care inward is the key to unlocking a new and improved version of yourself.
So, why exactly do people tend to place a higher priority on their pets than themselves?
Is their self-respect really that low? Do they personally feel as if they’re not worthy of proper care and treatment?
People drastically differ from one another and there are countless factors that play into why people are more inclined to care for their dog or cat than themselves. It’s simply not a clean-cut answer.
One thing remains certain though… Self-improvement is a lost cause if you’re unwilling to value your own well-being.
In other words, you have to believe you deserve to better yourself in order to make any real progress towards personal development.
More times than not, people unknowingly stunt this type of growth because they fail to go all-in, but your worst critic is the one that’s in your own head.
Don’t let this inner voice chart you off course and sway you into thinking that you’re not capable or ready for change.
If you’re itching to better yourself in some way or another, the first step is to convince yourself that you’re not only worthy, but capable of personal improvement.
That said, take a moment to consider the path you’re currently on and think about what your life might look like if you were to properly care for yourself…
As clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson put it:
“You don’t simply belong to yourself. You are not simply your own possession to torture and mistreat.”
You have family, friends, children, even pets who love and depend on you, which should be enough reason in itself as to why you should strive to better yourself.
Take care of, help and be good to yourself the same way you would take care of, help and be good to someone you loved and valued.
That alone can work wonders in terms of unlocking your secret.