Being empathetic and taking someone else’s feelings into consideration are both great traits to have. 

However, too much of anything isn’t healthy.

Yes –  it’s important to value the people around you. But you have to show yourself that same care and understanding. 

You can find a balance between doing things that make you happy while still maintaining that respect for the people in your life.

Communicate Your Limits

Have you ever said yes to something you really didn’t want to do?

Communication is key in creating boundaries and avoiding making excuses. 

You have every right to be clear about how much you’re willing to help and what could be nearing your limits. 

Establish Goals

Start thinking about what you want in life…

Not just what you can do for other people. 

Focusing some of your energy solely on you-time can help remind you what you want and value. 

What do I want to accomplish? What lifestyle changes can help get you there? 

“When you stop living your life based on what others think of you real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self-acceptance opened.” – Shannon L. Alder

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