Do you ever feel like you are not contributing enough to humanity?
Do you feel that no matter what you do or say, it is not going to have a positive impact on the cause?
I work with many charities as a voice, to support each cause. Sometimes I feel that what I am doing is not effective enough and that I may be wasting my time.
I believe that it is vitally important that people are treated fairly and given enough psychological support throughout the struggles of life.
Not everyone has a mental illness, however, when we have been given a serious diagnosis or lost a loved one it will have a psychological impact on our health.
Financial difficulties and the pressure we all are under is another factor.
Stress, anxiety, sleepless nights, loss of appetite, low moods can affect the way we behave and relate towards others.
Personally, I have been through many challenges throughout my life and eventually they became so unbearable that I decided that I wanted to end it all.
I have since learnt through therapy how to balance out my thoughts and feelings.
For the past few years, I had to learn to take care of my wellbeing, by putting myself first before helping anyone else. As the saying goes ‘you cannot pour from an empty cup.’
I started working on my own personal projects to reach out to people but sometimes felt that I wanted to give up. I allowed myself to think that I was not reaching enough people
I am currently working on some other projects for a few wellbeing services, which I have a passion for but once again my thoughts tell me that I am not contributing enough through my research.
I have never been materialistic or self-centred and at times feel life would have been easier to be that way.
I am the kind of empathetic person who puts others first. Whether it be a blessing or a curse that is the nature within me.
No matter what our occupation, we sometimes may feel, that even though we are working our hardest it is not enough.
I have never had negative feedback from my clients in my peer coaching work, but my mind tries to tell me that it is only a matter of time.
One thing we have to all remember is there is only so much that you can do for a person and the rest is down to them.
What I have learned is that I have to learn to accept that I cannot reach everybody. I have done my best and by giving up I only fail myself.
It starts with me and ends with me.
In everything there must be a balance.
The Scripture of Balance