I must take care of my family and friends,
Oops, I think I overdid it again,
I forgot to eat something, while tending to others,
Now drained, I wish I could hide under the covers.
I’ve been a huge help, but forgot to drink,
Dehydrated, deflated, unable to think,
I’m little use now my vitality’s gone,
I must set myself to Priority One.
Being there for others is a great way to utilise your time, whether it’s raising and loving your children; caring for sick family or friends; volunteering and charitable work; spending time with someone who feels lonely; bringing your community together; or something else.
Often those who do the most for others, do the least for themselves, which while seeming like a good idea at the time, means they neglect their own health, the menial tasks that they have to take care of, they don’t allow enough time for their body to recover, and abuse their own body without even meaning to.
The long term effects of such an approach are quite harmful to this warm-hearted, loving and generous person, and it also has a negative impact on those they’re helping, as the helper eventually falls short of what their heart wants to give!
So to all those generous, selfless, beautiful souls out there, take care of yourself, for everyone’s wealth!
Love and Respect always,
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