Once upon a time, I didn't have any boundaries between myself and others. When they'd ask for my time and energy, I'd give it to them without hesitation.
However, that time and energy spent on others took away time and energy for myself. Now there's nothing wrong with that, of course. Sharing is caring. It brings me indescribable amounts of joy knowing I've helped others.
There's a line though. Cross that line and that joy can turn into resentment & exhaustion. And I crossed that line.
A professional once asked me:
What about Abs? When is it time for Abi?
It took months of actively reminding myself to spend time for me before I could see the difference. People around me started to comment how I looked better and seemed more alive than before.
Not saying we should be selfish human beings, no.
We need to balance time and energy we spend for ourselves and for others. When we do, my friend, the world becomes so much brighter and the possibilities feel endless.
What will you do for yourself today? Share it down below so I can cheer you on!