The quickest & easiest ways to put yourself first


Deb’s quote on the cover of Prevention Magazine this month says it all – “It’s time to put yourself first.” This seems like an impossible dream for most women who are always giving when it comes to family, career, finances and relationships.

In this interview, Dr Dain Heer discusses the pitfalls of constantly giving to others while ignoring your own needs and gives practical solutions on how to put yourself first to create life-changing outcomes.

He believes that taking the time to care for yourself will give you more energy to give to those in your life.

“For a half an hour a day, do something to nurture you,” said Dain. “It could be anything,” he said.

Dain talks about the impact this change has had on his sister, who is a busy wife, mother of four and business owner.

“The other thing you want to do (if you can) is block out four hours a week that is you time,” said Dain.

“It starts to give you a sense of value in your life,” said Dain.

“We are not actually being selfish in that, we are actually contributing to us, so we can contribute more to others,” said Dain.

“This idea of putting ourselves first is actually one of greatest gifts we can give to the other people in our lives and if we would recognise that we would have a different point of view,” said Dain.

About Dr Dain Heer

Dain Heer is an internationally renowned author, speaker and facilitator of consciousness, and change and for the last 14 years has been inviting people to embrace their true greatness. His book, Being You, Changing the World – Is Now the Time? is published in seven languages. Dain offers his life coaching course online at learn.balancebydeborahhutton.com.au

Balance Team

This article was written by the brains trust of Balance . We are a talented team of writers and contributors with real life experience and a passion for finding balance.


  1. Tracey

    March 28, 2017 at 9:38 am

    What a great interview – thank you. As a partner and sometimes carer as my partner had a severe stroke I have had to take on his children and they would have to be the most self centred 2 people I’ve met, taking no responsibility and not contributing to the household – I’m juggling my own business’ and assisting the running of my partners business – time poor? Absolutely, Frustrated Yep and tired, you wouldn’t believe it – thank you for sharing.

    • Megan Houston

      Megan Houston

      March 28, 2017 at 11:35 am

      Sounds tough Tracey. Hang in there and keep making some time for yourself!
      Hope the business is going well? Let us know if you have any trips coming up that you want to promote.

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