Were you brought up to believe that taking care of yourself is selfish? Most of us were, or at least internalized that belief somewhere along our journey of growing up. Instead, we learned to believe that in order to be a good person, you need to be "selfless," and take care of others ... sometimes at the expense of personal well-being.
Here are a few more questions: Were you led to believe that ignoring your own needs and taking care of others' needs would lead to happiness and fulfillment? Were you taught that if you give yourself up to take care of others, they will then take care of you and give you the love you need?
If you answered yes to any of these, now I have one more question: has this worked out?
In my many years of working with clients, I've seen over and over that caretaking others leads to feeling alone, empty, angry, depressed and resentful. There is a good reason for this. Continue reading.
Originally posted on Mind,Body,Green.
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