This is something I’m actively working on.
I’ve poured from an empty cup for so long I don’t even know what the real me looks like anymore.
I’ve spent so long putting everyone’s needs, worries, and happiness above my own that I don’t even know what it looks like to be kind to myself anymore.
What do I like?
What makes me happy?
What brings me fulfillment?
What is going to fill up this empty cup of mine?
That’s what I’m going to figure out.
I’m grateful this is my only problem at hand, finding myself.
I’m loved, supported, cared for, respected housed, fed.
Basic needs are met so I am able to focus on the deeper version of myself.
I’ve started with cutting back on what brings me unhappiness, uncertainty, anxiety and that’s a huge relief in itself.
Followed by practicing the complete sentence of “no.”
I don’t have to sacrifice my mental health for the benefit of someone who does not see me as a person or value.
I do not need to invest mental energy concerned with what they will think, what they will say, what they will do.
They will do all of those things regardless.
At least with this direction I am not sacrificing myself and still enduring those.
People will always be how they are unless they’re driven to change from within themselves and the sad fact is, most people are living in such delusion they think they have nothing to improve.
Your mind can always be a little clearer.
Your words can always be a little kinder.
Your heart can always love a little louder.
So, on your adventure of critiquing, be sure to critique yourself and give yourself an honest evaluation.
Take that evaluation and make yourself a solid game plan.