Some of us are just wired to put the needs of our tribe before ourselves. We are the caretakers, the servant leaders and the helpers who are always there for when the tribe needs us.
Sometimes, though, we need to take a break. It may mean putting up boundaries in a relationship that has become unhealthy for you. It may mean canceling plans and staying in, watching a movie and going to bed early. Others may not understand it but they don’t have to; when you feel that sense of overwhelm, you can take a break for yourself. You aren’t obligated to explain or justify that to anyone.
As hard as it is, sometimes we just need to take a time out. We need to reset and recharge.
You cannot pour from an empty cup. Taking the time for self-care helps recharge your batteries and will make you a better support for your loved ones.