Trying to make everyone happy is a great way to make sure you're not. -Jonathan Acuff
That quote pretty much seems to sum up my life. I mean I always new that I was a people pleaser, a peace keeper if you will, but until I read that quote this morning I never thought much about how doing everything for everyone else really puts my happiness on the back burner. I think I let my happiness depend too much on whether or not the people around me are happy. And, well, that's just not right. It seems in all my life roles I serve others.
Wife...I cook and clean and go out of my way to make Adam happy, even when it makes me miserable.
Mom...Of course I do anything for my girls....and they are little so for a while this is just going to have to be the way it is.
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant....DUH....the title itself should explain my role here at work.
Friend....Ok so this one I'm kinda crappy at lately. I just can't seem to get connected to my friends these days.
Daughter...Of course I'd do anything to make my mom happy.
So what does this all mean? What am I supposed to do now that I've realized this is a problem in my life? How do I fix it? Please don't tell me to buy myself something, or do something just for me as it seems those things are pretty unrealistic and for the most part I'm not talking about material possessions here.
I need to build myself up more. To learn how to ask for help. To stop feeling sorry for myself when I have so much to really be thankful for. But how? That's the question of the day.