Feel Like Your Hands are Tied? Did You Put YOUrself First?


Category: Self Compassion, The Best You, Spread the Movement

Something I’ve been meaning to do but have not followed through on is fostering my relationships and helping those in need. We fear imperfection for many reasons and for me it’s because I am so afraid of people recognizing my faults, judging me and ultimately losing any sort of prior credibility I managed to muster up. Part of the reason why I haven’t dedicated as much time help others is because I felt as though I wasn’t in a place in my life to do so and the other half of it was just literal fear, fear of feeling exposed, not knowing what sort of comforting words to offer if need be and the list goes on.

However, life is all about giving more than we take and to be completely honest, I spent a lot of time alone. Alone because I didn’t feel like I was in a place that I could give, not because I didn’t want to but simply because I felt as though I had nothing to offer.

This is something very important to note however, before we begin feeling guilty about not going out of our way to help another human being, we need to ensure whether or not our cup is full. What I mean by this is that we need to take care of ourselves first. Just like when flight attendants explain safety precautions, we must place our oxygen mask on first before helping another passenger. Same goes with our well-being; we need to be in a place of fulfillment on our end in order to offer our support.

So remember, YOU come first. After that everyone else can have a sip of your cup 😉

love simply, simply beYOUtiful,

Anh Thu

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