Are you living the life you want or are you living the life someone else is expecting of you?
Are you putting everyone else’s wants, needs and desires ahead of yourself?
When you have children, you do need to spend time making sure they are looked after properly and given your love and nurturing, but you still need to look after yourself. As they say in the safety procedures before you take off in a plane, when the mask drops, put it on yourself first to make sure you are ok, before you save others. The same can be said about life, if you are not looking after yourself first, you are not operating at 100% so how can you be your best self for others.
Having said that, if you continue to do for everyone else, your partner, family members that are old enough to look after themselves, friends or acquaintances, work colleagues or bosses, 9 times out of 10, you are taking away their power. You are stopping them from learning how to do things for themselves and you are not giving to the most important person in the world to you. YOU!
Saying No is not selfish, saying No is respecting yourself and others.
Take a moment and ask yourself the following questions –
How much time in the day do you spend doing things for someone else?
Are you living the life you really want to live?
If not, whose version of your life are you living?
Is that person more important than you?
What do you want or need to do to make a change in your life?
Remember when you are truly happy in your life, life becomes much easier!
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