SUNDAY SOAPBOX: Empty Cup Syndrome

I have posted about this before (See This Post), but I wanted to talk about it little more in this space. This is very serious and a lesson I am trying to really grasp – especially with the new year upon us. I still haven’t learned to put my oxygen mask on first.

I’m still saving everybody, but myself. I’m always in situations that have the potential to hurt me, but spare someone else’s feelings I continue in them. I don’t know if it’s because I’m so kind hearted, or if it’s because I choose to be naive about it.

But, you can’t pour from an empty cup – how can you expect to help everyone if you don’t have any energy or juice in you? You won’t be able to help everyone. Helping others can be so draining. Especially when you are not being poured into as well. You have to be sure to pour into yourself, or have someone pouring into you!

So I want to strongly encourage and urge you to still help people but to also pour back into yourself. Take some time, you deserve it. Some ways to pour into yourself or in other words suggested self-care would be to spend time with loved ones, take a bubble bath, or read a great book.

What are some ways you regain your energy after pouring into others? Share below in the comments!

XOXO,

– Tanesha

 

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