You know how on a plane, they tell you in the event of an emergency, put your own oxygen mask on first…?
Sometimes, I tend to care about stuff TOO much.
It’s not uncommon for me to put the feelings of others ahead of my own.
I would often so much rather avoid any confrontations or difficult conversations that I sit and stew, til the lid tends to boil over, and then I APOLOGIZE. Apologize for FEELING.
I am quick to excuse people, to act like I don’t deserve respect, basic human decency, or common courtesy.
But… all the personal development I have done over the years FINALLY clicked.
And I REALIZED…
I MATTER. My NEEDS matter. My FEELINGS matter.
And since how you treat yourself is how others treat you – there’s gonna be some changes up in here. I am an empathetic person, I am always willing to listen and help someone, but I will no longer be sacrificing my own feelings and my own wellbeing for that.
You can’t pour from an empty cup. Trust me, I have tried, and tried, and tried. You can’t.