The daily prompt for October 9 (and I’m already behind this month, crap.): If the figurative oxygen mask of life were to drop, would you put on your own first or assist others?
When things start to go south, and the “masks” start to drop down, I’m always making sure everyone else is taken care of before trying to take care of my own needs. It’s something that’s bitten me in the ass before, because by the time I realize what I’m doing I’m so exhausted and overwhelmed it takes me twice as long to bounce back as it would have if I’d just done what needed to be done in the first place.
It’s something that I know about myself and I’m trying to address it, but the guilt of not taking care of everything the way that I know I can is crippling sometimes. I just want everyone to be okay, and I’ll put my own happiness on hold for that.
But, knowing is the first step to changing it, right?