All right, we get it. We understand that you are selfless and that you think of yourself last.Your top priority is taking care of your family, making sure that everyone has what they need, even if it causes you personal harm or puts your health on the back-burner. While selflessness is admirable and typically rare, there are exceptions to the rule of always putting others before yourself.When it comes to your health, it is extremely important that you always take care of yourself and your needs. We understand that this is not always an easy decision – sometimes it is a choice between getting the prescription you need and having food on the table for your family that night. It seems selfless to get the prescription you need instead of providing food for your family, but it is also important for your health to be good so that you can take care of your family.When life knocks you down and financial burdens linger, it is hard to see beyond the present and into the long term. Take time to look at your life as a whole, assessing and prioritizing so that you can take care of what is important.If finances are a struggle, look for additional ways to make and save money. You can do this by getting an additional part time job, grocery shopping for items on sale and using coupons, and cutting back on utilities like water and power usage to lower bills. Another way that you can cut back on expenses is by using prescription discount cards for prescription medicines so that you can have your good health, and your dinner, too.Although your family depends on your for basic necessities and meals, they also depend on you physically and emotionally, too. They need your good health and depend on you to take care of yourself so that will you will around for a long time. Financial struggles do not have to mean bad health and sickness – you can save money and also have everything you need.It’s a new year, and our 2013 challenge for you is that you take care of yourself. If you are not doing this for you, at least do it for your family. Make your health a priority and vow to put your health first in 2013. You have the power to change your circumstances and your financial situation, and also the power to maintain your health to the best of your ability.