Why is it so hard for me to not please others? Is it so hard to say no every now and then? Sometimes the expectations I have of myself far exceed those others have for me, and though I know this about myself I haven’t been able to change it.

At first helping others and always being the willing volunteer didn’t seem like such a bad thing, but now it’s tiring. I feel like by the time I finish putting others first I’m left too mentally exhausted to do things for myself.

The funny thing is, as I’m typing this right now I’m smiling. Not because I find the situation remotely funny, but because I feel like I’m being totally selfish in feeling this way. I know tomorrow I’ll wake up, start another day, and do nothing different. My mind won’t let me be anything less than what I expect it to be, even if I wish it would.

I sign off with this: Life is not always about others, sometimes its about you taking the pressure off of yourself and saying NO.

By Angie Amadon

Wife and fur-mom of 3. Depression and anxiety are with me always, but do not define me.

One reply on “Pressure”

Hi very well said, You can control how much you give out to others so you do not get exhausted. Always think of yourself first as you are the most important person . Enjoy the day

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