These last 2 months have been difficult… but I have learned so much. A major lesson for me was the importance of protecting my peace in the middle of chaos. Isn’t it funny how life can be sometimes? One season may be extremely quiet with no drama or chaos, only for the next season to come along bringing everything it possibly could with it. Almost as if it’s trying to make up for the “lack of activity” last season. Well… this last season has been total chaos. I never imagined how much additional distraction and frustration I would have to endure while studying for and sitting one of the most important, defining examinations of my life. It was in these last 2 months that I was forced to learn how to protect my peace. This was difficult for me. I had to learn that it’s okay to put myself first for the sake of my mental, physical and emotional health. Constantly putting others first causes burn out. This may go without saying for some but for me, it was a big deal. Mainly because I have always been the type of person who puts others before myself. By others, I mean those person’s who I hold dear to my heart. Although this may seem like a noble and selfless thing to do, it can become unhealthy if not kept in check.
Imagine a cup that’s full pouring into an empty cup. If the full cup keeps pouring into the empty cup, it’s eventually going to become empty as well. What use now is the empty cup? In the same way, if you keep pouring by putting the needs of others before yourself constantly without being poured back into, then you will become depleted. What use is someone who no longer has anything to offer? This is why balance is so important in anything. The person who is giving should receive in return. That way, the tank will remain full and it won’t become such a burden to pour because the tank is constantly being refilled. So, protect your peace at all costs. Refill your tank. If you don’t take care of yourself first, you won’t have anything pleasant to offer to others.
Love & Blessings,