Am I Extending Too Much Of Myself?

Aphelele

This is one question I don’t believe I ask myself too much of. I give, give and give some more – right until I myself am running on zero πŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ…

The funny thing about ‘running on zero’ is that, often times, it is difficult to really tell if you’re headed to zero before you actually get there. I guess this is why it’s a good idea to constantly maintain a full tank ⛽️

I am a Libra, who regularly reads her horoscopes and compares the Libra traits (written in my horoscopes) with those I possess (and to my surprise it’s quite on point πŸ‘ŒπŸΎ). I do this to get to know more about myself. I also ask my close friends and family about the type of person that I am and that too provides a good amount of perspective βœ”οΈ

One of the things I have found out about myself, during my search, is that I would do (almost, if not) anything to keep the peace, including being a people-pleaser πŸ˜©πŸ˜’ (erm, especially being a people-pleaser πŸ˜…)

This then does provides me with a little insight as to why I often find myself giving too much of myself (my time, energy, affection, etc) to so many people, just to be a good person to them. Forgetting (and down-playing) the importance of being a good person to myself first ☝🏾️ 

Also growing up a committed Christian I, for the longest time, have received and believed the words that “we are alive to be of service to other people.” I believed that I should spend less time thinking about me or catering for my own needs as opposed to the amount of time I should be extending a helping-hand to others.

But are you really being of service if you yourself are needing help? If God helps those who help themselves, what makes me think I shouldn’t be of service to me first?

Thanks for having a read, do leave your comments in the reply section below and let’s converse πŸ’¬

Yours in Inspiration,
Aphelele

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