Isn’t this a tricky question? Indeed. Investing time, effort and taking care of oneself must be a priority of any living being. But, sometimes, we left our own path to help others and in the process, we completely forget that we are being deviated. By the time, we realize the pattern, the only thing left is regret.
If you would’ve ever heard in flight the emergency instructions by the air hostess, you will be able to recall it easily that they ask you to wear the oxygen mask first, before rescuing someone else. So, now you get my point. If you aren’t in the right frame of mind or have neglected yourself over others needs, it’s an injustice on your part towards your soul.
Learn to prioritize it, when to invest time in your own over others. Someone calls you and immediately you leave everything aside to aid that person, maybe because you are family or lover or a friend. One thing to remember is if that call can wait, then focus on yourself first. If it doesn’t demand your immediate attention, take care of it later.
We become so much involved with others that we forget our responsibility towards ourselves. We start neglecting our needs, desires and sacrifice our wishes. Trust me, such accumulation of gestures comes to bite us, at some point in our life. We start feeling that we do a lot of things for others but when we ask for a little help, no one to be found. That is when ‘Karma’ comes. It is like brownie points of life. The good deeds that we’ve done for others without a hope of a reward in return.
As we know, excess of everything is bad, so doing for others constantly can drain your energy and lastly, you wouldn’t be left with any energy for your own good.
Therefore, balance and prioritize and blend it well because if your loved ones are important to you, so is your own soul.