Do you have days when you feel you are stretching yourself too far? Stretching your energy to the very last of its ends?
Who are you doing it for? Maybe for your manager, your parents, your friends, your colleagues, your teachers or just for society, for random people that you don't even know?
When we stretch ourselves so far, we cross our own limits of a healthy balance. When we continue like this over a long period of time, we will feel exhausted from helping others, serving others, considering other people's opinions, thinking other people's thoughts, and living other people's life. Exhausted and empty. What we must understand is that we can create the space for others only then, when we have enough space to feel in peace with ourselves. Most people have learned to put themselves second, first we make sure that the others feel well. Where does that leave us, if everyone is concerned about someone else? How are we going to be able to spread positivity, when we don't feel it? How are we going to help, when we haven't learned to help ourselves? How are we going to form other peoples beliefs, when our own are still so foggy?
Always ask yourself: -- "If I do this, will I compromise something that is important to myself?" -- "If I say yes to this, will I gain more or loose more?" -- "If I get myself involved, how will I feel? This is not about never being self-less. It is not about being arrogant or not helping others. But Giving and Receiving must create a balance. A seesaw with equally distributed weight. How much are you giving, and how much are you receiving? It is in YOUR hands, and in your own hands only. Nobody in life will repay you the time that you did not take for yourself, for your family, for your children or for you own growth. Nobody will ever ask, did you give too much to people other than to yourself. You have all the control, all the decision-power to say yes, or to say no. ʟᴇᴛ ᴍᴇ ᴋɴᴏᴡ ʜᴏɴᴇꜱᴛʟʏ - when you make a decision, is it purely based on your own feelings, your own preferences, the outcomes for yourself? Or is it based on other peoples perceptions, expectations, wishes, and requests? Have a beautiful Monday... 𝙋𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙚! ⭐️ Lisa