Many years ago when my son was a baby and we were flying to Florida, the unenthusiastic flight attendant gave the uninspired oxygen mask speech. I remember thinking at the time that contrary to the recommendations, of course I would put the oxygen mask on my son first if we encountered a serious problem. I reasoned that since he was/is younger than I am, it would be better for him to survive.
I have done a 180 degree turn in my thinking. I would put that oxygen mask on my self first now. How could I help him or anyone else if I am unconscious? I would need oxygen to remain calm and alert to put on my son's oxygen mask and try to assist other people.
Effective self care increases the chances we can care for and help others.
Risa is a transition coach who helps women design and achieve positive financial and personal goals. Visit - http://allwaysoptions.com
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