Help yourself so you can better help others
One of the hardest things you can do is to have an honest look at yourself and ask yourself the tough questions. Self-awareness doesn’t just happen, it comes from being able to take a step back, question and answer honestly how you are performing in all areas of life.
Are you taking care of yourself or filling your time up trying to make sure everyone else is alright?
This can be a very confronting question for some people because they have spent so much time ignoring themselves and expending all their energy towards the problems of others. So much so, they don’t realise they aren’t looking after themselves.
This can become so much a part of someone’s identity that they feel like if they spend any time or energy on themselves that people will think they’re being selfish. Thinking that taking time out for yourself is somehow a negative action is not only unhealthy, but can actually hinder your ability to help the people you want to.
Think about it. You are helping everyone else become a better version of themselves so they are able to live happier, healthier lives, but ignoring your own health and happiness. You are helping others feel loved and supported, without loving and supporting yourself.
Experience is the best teacher in life. If you learn how to take time for yourself and become a healthier and happier version of yourself, than in turn you become better at supporting other people. You become the representation of what you are preaching rather than telling others to do as you say, not as you do.
Becoming the best version of yourself mentally and physically isn’t selfish, it’s inspirational!
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