We as people have something instilled deep down inside of us that gives us a passion to help others. Lending a hand or even just an ear to help people throughout whatever they are going through. In my life I have always seemed to be a "people pleaser", putting other's health before my own. To many people this seems extremely noble, putting others emotions and struggle before my own.
I can tell you this, DO NOT LIVE THIS WAY.
There is absolutely nothing wrong about caring. Its what makes people such beautiful creatures. But, the second that you put your own health on the back-burner to take care of others, you will see many things in your life start to deteriorate. Your emotional well-being, your physical well-being are two of the most important values that a person must take care of in their life. The second that you find yourself sick in either concept, there must be change.
How do you change though? You have been living this way for so long and this change is absolutely terrifying because you don't know any better. Helping others is who you are and there is nothing in this world that will ever make you change this passion.
Honestly I really don't know the answer to that question. But I believe this change varies person to person.
Personally this is something that I am struggling with and battling each and every day I wake up. Negative thoughts come into my head that and keep telling me that its not worth all of this pain.
I AM WORTH IT.
I AM WORTH THE FIGHT.
I AM A WARRIOR AND I WILL NEVER FALL.
I don't know where to start, or even how I will figure out how to help myself. Ill tell you this though, there is nothing in this world that will stop me from figuring out that answer. This life is too beautiful to take for granted and I WILL instill this happiness I crave into my life.
This is a tough time for me friends, and it has taken a ton of courage for me to write this passage. But I believe this is the first step to finding an answer I have been searching for my entire life.
I love each and every one of you more than I can even fathom. I know that I am not alone, and I know there are many people fighting the same battle as I am.
Today I am taking the first step on this road to happiness, and I hope you join me along the way.
Dulcius Ex Asperis.