It is so easy for us to get tangled up in fulfilling the needs of others whilst completely forgetting that we have a need too. We often run ourselves into the ground making sure that the people around us have everything that they need and somehow we forget to give ourselves what we need. Eventually our energy tank becomes empty and we either get poorly or we start to resent the people that we are giving too. It is so important to take care of ourselves first so that we are strong and able to give to others. Many people see looking after themselves as being selfish. However, I have come to learn that if we don't look after ourselves first, we are selfish. When we look after ourselves, we feel good. Which means that when we give to others we are giving others the best of ourselves and giving from a place of love and not resentment. Make sure during this Christmas season that you look after yourself so that when you show up for others, they get the best of you.
Criticism breaks down the inner spirit. Praise builds it up. Praise yourself as much as you can. Tell yourself how well you are doing with every little thing.
Life Coach Southampton