Realization: It's okay to shut the world out every once in awhile and take care of yourself first.
We are taught as children the value of sharing and being open and friendly, taking care of others before we tend to ourselves. We are taught not to be selfish but instead be selfLESS and give give give because that's where the true beauty is. All of this is true and i'm greatful for any and all lessons learned on the art of being selfless. But once we're all grown up and the real world comes beating down our once parent-protected walls, sometimes we gotta do what we gotta do... for OURSEVLES.
Most of us have jobs/careers, family, friends, enemies, hobbies, school and a multiude of other things on our plates. It may take awhile, but the brain can and will become overwhelmed and shut down, resulting in mental or emotional breakdowns. Then what good will we be to anyone? None whatsoever.
So even if it's just 15 minutes a day, take some time out for yourself and just be. Isolate yourself somewhere where you won't be bothered, plug in your ipod (or not if you just want silence), go for a walk/drive, enjoy a lunch alone, go see a movie, something. Just do it for yourself. Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul so that when it's time for you to be everything for everyone again...you'll be fully charged and ready to go.
1 year ago