What brought me to write this post?
Two days ago, I posted a message on LinkedIn to help me validate people’s appetites to test a hypothesis that could lead to putting up a new project to offer my help to others in need in my field. The answer the post got was bigger than expected. I became anxious, stressed and overwhelmed. I wasn’t well prepared, I can tell. That brought me to reconsider a bunch of aspects that I didn’t consider before putting the post online, and even after once I communicated with those interested in the idea.
I really want to help others, be there for them, but after thinking it through, better evaluating the current context and how my own happiness and health could be impacted, I have decided to put myself first, and do just what would keep me healthy and happy.
That makes me wonder:
- How many times have I put myself after others?
- What’s behind that impulsiveness to sabotage my happiness and health? Fear? Unconsciousness?
- How am I going to help others if by doing something I care about, it makes me feel anxious, uneasy, stressed, tense?
What if …
- I find a different angle to stop stressing and do enough to keep the fun up?
- I learn more about my impulsiveness and what’s behind it?
- I accept that what I am currently doing to help others is enough?
My invitation is to do whatever it takes to put your happiness and health first
I personally thank you for reading this article and I celebrate your courage and resilience all along this pandemic.
Now that you know a little more about myself, I invite you to take a moment to look around you, staying curious, being brave, spreading love to reflect about the following questions:
- What fear is pushing you to do something you don’t want or need to do? My fear is being unable to provide for my family.
- What’s causing you stress, make you unhappy, unhealthy?
- How do you find a different angle to do what you love and keep yourself happy and healthy?
- What could you learn from my personal story?
Please keep saving lives by staying at home, take care of yourself and others around you. Remember that:
We are incredibly better together, today more than ever!