Make Yourself a Priority Every Day

Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with your Chicken Soup for the Soul, and today I’m going to share a couple of stories about positive thinking from Chicken Soup for the Soul: Your 10 Keys to Happiness. People have asked why I made this book, and my answer is that after 14 years as editor-in-chief of Chicken Soup for the Soul I’ve been exposed to the personal, revealing stories of tens of thousands of people and I’ve learned from them what works and what doesn’t work in their lives. One of the keys to happiness that has emerged from this is the need to make yourself a priority for at least a little bit of each day. That necessary “me time” could be half an hour a day for exercising, or reading, or meditating, or just sitting and watching the squirrels in the back yard. And if you can’t find that time in every day then make sure you find a block of time each week to make yourself a priority.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Start your days with inspiration and motivation from the best of Chicken Soup for the Soul and editor-in-chief Amy Newmark. There's nothing like learning from the personal, revealing stories of other people. Amy shares her favorite stories and the wisdom, advice, and easy-to-implement tips that thousands of people have shared in 25 + years of Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Tips and advice on Mondays and Wednesdays, and interviews with fascinating writers and influencers on Friend Fridays. It’s Chicken Soup for the Soul to go!