It’s Not Your Job To “Make” Anything for Others
That’s right. Repeat after me: It’s not your job to make other people happy! To make them happy, or comfortable, or less stressed, or feel better. It’s not your job to make their life easier! Especially when it’s making your life harder.
Now trust me, as a person who enjoys helping others and being of service, this can feel like a complicated task to unravel.
You can absolutely give and share your time and resources with other people, but you must remember that you are not obligated to do this in order to belong at the table. So help where you can, and if in order to slow down you need to pull back on the things you’re doing for others first- that is OK!
It is always okay to choose YOU and to stop letting anxiety run your life.