Why do I put myself last?
Monday, January 25, 2016
I guess maybe it's a mom thing, or a woman thing. Maybe even a social worker thing. I tell my clients that they have to put on their own oxygen mask first, like they tell you on an airplane. "If you have small children, put on your own mask first, then tend to them. You can't help anyone if you are passed out." (this is obviously not a direct quote). Why can't I do this in my own life? Why is it so difficult? My needs are never first, often to the detriment of my mental health. I do it knowingly most of the time. I just get stuck.