Sing it with me! “You can’t always get what you want…but if you try sometimes… you get what you need”
Sometimes what you need and what you want coincide:
“I need a vacation” and “I want a vacation” or
“I want to take a nap” and “I need a nap” (hypothetically, of course)
But more often than not, what you want and what you need are diamterically opposed:
“I need to work out, but I want to go for cocktails” or
“I need to go to work, but I want to stay in bed”.
“I need to drink more water, but I want a mocha frapacino”
What are you not doing for yourself because of wants?
Are you letting your family suffer as your wants supplant need:
“My kids need more vegetables, but I don’t want to hassle with them, so I’ll just let them order fries”
“I need more sleep so I won’t be so moody, but I want to keep facebook stalking”
Check in with what you truly need and why you want what you want.
A lot of time we want something because our needs aren’t being met.
(I want an ice cream sunday, but really I need a glass of water, or more sleep, or to feel loved)
What we want is not as important as what we need
Meet your needs first, then entertain wants!