16 May '12, 2pm

Taking Care Of Ourselves First

When travelling on airlines, as part of the operational safety procedures, we will hear:”Please put on the oxygen mask on yourself first before tending to your children.” Isn’t it counter-intuitive to our natural instinct to protect our young ones first? Or do you know that experienced life-guards will let swimmers in trouble “drown” first before attempting to bring them on-shore for resuscitation? Before you start kicking life-guards in the press, maybe you can pause and reflect whether it’s easier to rescue one drowning person or two drowning persons – never mind if the other inexperienced rescuer is just trying to help… I love to follow my heart over what my mind says. But on this topic, I constantly have to remind myself to heed the sound logical reasoning of the mind over the emotional instinct of the heart. This is also one of those “right” actions that may incur lot...

Full article: http://thefinance.sg/2012/05/16/taking-care-of-ourselves-...

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