Taking care of myself is a difficult concept for me. I was infused with the “good mother, good wife, good woman” always puts others first mentality. So every time I feel like I need to do or not do something just for me, I feel guilty.
I understand intellectually why I feel like this, but emotionally it still makes me feel horribly selfish. I feel guilty asking for help or saying no, but I am in a place where I just do not have the resilience, the patience, the strength to be that strong anymore. I keep pushing myself to the edges of my emotional and physical abilities.
Where is the line between giving and selfishness? Do I keep pushing and giving until there is nothing left of me.... so others think I am a good person?
"Better Off Now" Trent Dobbs