I think a lot of us have the same problem. We care deeply, we take on other’s troubles.
This thought has come to me as something has come up in my life that isn’t relevant here but it reminded me of a discussion I once had with my therapist.
We were having a discussion around this topic and she pointed something out which in hindsight is obvious. The more we give away of ourselves the less there is for us.
The consequential impact of this can be a negative affect on our wellbeing. She then pointed out if you don’t look after yourself how can you look after others.
This was a bit of a lightbulb moment for me as a lot of these conversations were but in essence it is true we need sometimes to put us and our well-being first.
Once Lost in Nowhere, then Perditus
Now just a Simple Pilgrim