You shouldn't place your happiness last. Taking care of your needs and goals makes perfect sense.If you are happy, fulfilled, and value yourself by being the person you want to be, then you enhance not only your own life but everyone around you. If you constantly place yourself last on your exhaustive to-do list, you are not valuing your own life and no one benefits, least of all you.
"This book is for anyone who's ever sacrificed her own happiness trying to make someone else happy . . . who's assigned her happiness, one more time, to some future date. It's no big deal, happiness can wait, right? Wrong! It doesn't have to wait. With "...And Then I'll Be Happy!", Kristen Houghton, a former saboteur of her own happiness, gives women the tools they need to shake off the unhappiness epidemic. In a beguiling blend of practical advice and humor, she debunks the myths about how and when women find happiness. Houghton presents true stories of women who put their happiness on hold for different reasons, provides tips on what readers can do to avoid a similar problem, and identifies the major mindsets that keep women from happiness. True stories and practical advice for women about how to feel better today. With this book, women everywhere-whether in the midst of their careers, choosing to be stay-at-home moms, or caring for aging parents-can put their happiness right where it belongs: in the present. I recommend this book to all women and to the men who love them."