Telltale signs that you are doing too much continued
- Your feeling like there is no you, you feel as if you are losing yourself or that you are an empty vessel just serving the needs of others
- You feel like the world would suddenly cease to exist if you were not there to fix things and set them right
- You feel if you didn’t do these things for others nobody would love you, recognize you, or respect you
- You feel like nobody really cares about your needs, they only care about their own
These are telltale signs that you are burning out and you need to cut back on your activities. If no one else will consider your needs you need to consider them yourself. You need to take charge of your life and do the things you want to do and not what others demand of you
It does not mean you have to stop everything as helping others is a very important part of who your are. However, balance is a very important part of being healthy. In order to help others you have to first help yourself.
To be continued
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