Did you sleep well enough? You’re looking a bit tired. It’s necessary that you pay some attention to the way you feel. Your body is trying to tell you something, but to hear, you need to be listening.
You are not used to taking good care of yourself. Since childhood, you’ve been the one taking care of everyone else, but you need to look after yourself, too. How can you be of any use to anyone if you are not functioning properly?
It’s about time to make yourself a priority. This does not mean that you won’t be able to take care of the people that are important to you, it only means that you need to see yourself as important enough to be taken care of.
The main point you need to understand is that you can’t save anyone if you are dead. You’re stretching yourself too thin, and at the pace you’re going, you’ll brake sooner than later.
The feeling that is making you want to take care of everyone is mostly kindness. Did you ever think that it might be a way for you to validate yourself? That you are afraid that once you stop helping, people won’t be interested in you?
You are a good person, and you are trying to do the right things. Well, you need to also do right by yourself. Treat yourself like you treat the people close to you. You don’t need to do anything different, but you need to apply it to yourself first.
It’s been a long time since you took a day for yourself, and now that you did, you don’t know what to do with it. All this time you spent focusing on your work, conditioned you to always be doing something. Taking time to rest is just as important as the work you do.
Because you are not used to resting, in the free time you have, you keep planning and trying to make every minute productive. This is not how you take time for yourself.
There’s a lot more that you can do with your time than working and thinking of work. In the time you have, there must be time for dreams, for friends and family, for exploring new things, and many other activities that are meant to give you energy.
Today, do something different. Just live. Don’t plan anything, and try to enjoy the fact that you have no responsibilities for this day. The energy you hold is not infinite, and it’s your responsibility to act in such a way that you always have plenty of it.
This means that when the work you do takes too much of your energy, you stop and give yourself time to grow back that energy. The energy grows back when you rest and when you do things that speak to your soul. To identify them, you need to explore and be curious, you need to learn to do what you want with your time.
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