Being selective about who gets your energy, is self-care.
Do you give equal time and energy to everyone who needs some of your time?
The option to do so is unquestionably a slippery slope for many reasons. If you are not judicious about doling out your time appropriately, you will wake up 20 years from now and realize that a couple decades have slipped behind you and many of the details that you thought were most important, proved not to be, for 100 different reasons.
In your reflection, you might recognize what percentage of your life you dedicated to those people or resources, and question whether or not that was the most wise choice for you.
Our choice to be friendly, helpful, supportive, and understanding of others, facilitates a deep need to provide comfort and respite to those who are desirous of receiving such.
This does not mean that when evaluated in the large scope of energy devoted throughout your lifetime, that you are necessarily always making the best choices.
Sometimes, being altruistic and generous with yourself, is the most admirable quality of all. Yet, other times, we can find ourselves getting trapped into the vortex of someone else’s time suck, such that hours, days weeks, months, and years of our lives are evaporating before our very eyes.
Understanding these parameters, and staying highly aware that these are realistic circumstances that must be considered, is critical to the prudent individual who is looking to maximize their time on planet earth, and yield the greatest results, not only for themselves, but for those whom they care about.