Tuesday, February 12, 2013
This is actually hard for me. I'm the one who takes care of others and who wants to fix things when stuff goes wrong. But I'm finally realizing and accepting that to do the best for myself I have to put myself first and focus on me first. It doesn't mean not being supportive it just means not taking an active "do-for-them" role in the lives of those I care about. It's hard but I keep reminding myself that when I'm at my best for me I'm at my best for others. It's not selfishness it's self-preservation and that's very important in a world when we're bombarded with stress all the time. So I'm learning to take a breath and let go of guilt. I'm learning to accept responsibility for the choices I've made and to not take on responsibility for the choices others chose to make. Growth is hard but I hope with this shifting of my thinking that I'm taking steps forward that will benefit me and my life.