Most of Us Are Always On
--by TC, posted Oct 22, 2019
Most of us know someone who is always on. They are available to us to listen and help out any time we need them. They are kind, caring and empathetic. Have we ever considered the cost to them of always being on, physically, mentally and emotionally?
They may not feel they deserve to take time for self-care, to turn off the phone, to not be on all the time. They may too be in need of loving care from those around them, but don’t always know how to ask for it. What happens when they become so depleted that they have nothing left to give? Who will take care of them?
Always being on is not a healthy way to live, it is exhausting on all levels. It is okay to turn off, to take time for self-care and nurturing. It is okay to say no when asked again to listen, to be available and on even when it is not for the highest good.
Being on should be a choice, but so should being unavailable. Taking time off is a good choice for their health is one that should come without feelings of guilt or shame.
Picture taken and written by TC
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