It’s something so many people struggle with. Taking on other people’s baggage or problems thinking they are helping them and in term helping themselves but in reality they are taking on more crap that they don’t need.
It’s our innate nature or a lot of individuals innate nature to help others but when we are doing this and sacrificing our own well being we are not helping them or ourselves. Ultimately it’s important for us to take care of ourselves first. I mean imagine somebody like Richard Branson or any other successful entrepreneur giving away things for free going out of their way to spend all their time helping others for free, they would not have been able to grow a successful business.
I am not saying don’t be their for your friends or be their for people if they give advice but don’t take on their problems and don’t go out of your way to do all these things to avoid taking care of yourself, which so many people do. They cover up dealing with their own issues by helping other people’s issues so they don’t have to deal with their own. This is not healthy and helps nobody.
We in life have enough to deal with to take on the problems of others, especially when we are going through something challenging that we are trying to come out of and move through.
Just take care of yourself first and everything else will work out the way it’s supposed to.