Life is hard. I am reminded of this every time my alarm clock goes off in the morning, every day I have to work, all the times I have to do stuff I don’t want to do, every time I don’t feel good, every time I am disappointed, and on many other occasions in my life. It’s a challenge to go through life and not be discouraged. Life often feels like a lot of work. This why it is so important to do whatever it takes to have some perspective on it all. You cannot allow yourself to be overwhelmed with the demands of life. You must find ways to deal with the demands of life by filling in all the empty spaces with people, things, and activities that give you some peace, joy, happiness, and contentment. Basically you have to take care of your own needs. Most of us spend a great deal of our lives taking care of the needs of others. However, it is not selfish to also take care of yourself. Start today. Everyone else can wait their turn.