Sunday, September 19, 2010

Me, Myself and I

My mantra for the upcoming week is "Worry about yourself, and no one else" Not to sound selfish or self-absorbed, but it seems that I get so caught up in other people's problems, lives, that I lose sight of my own life and my goals and my objectives. Sometimes, we have to be a little selfish with ourselves. I try to be a good person, a good daughter, sister, friend, etc. But sometimes I am not. It's normal, I'm only human. I make mistakes. The thing is, I set out to change certain aspects of my life recently, and for the most part I'm doing just that, but lately, I noticed that I have no time for "me". I am too busy listening to everyone else's problems, dillemmas and/or love angsts. I'm too busy helping everyone else. And I just can't do that anymore. If I let it, it can suck me in and then I'm lost in that abyss that is so difficult to get out of. So I am re-grouping, taking control of myself again and not allowing "distractions" to veer me off the road of change and self-improvement that I need to reach. I'm not saying I'm not going to be there for anyone should they need me, of course I will, what I'm saying is that it will be limited access only. I tend to give until there is nothing left of me, for me. Well, that's stops now. Part of the healing process for me, is to acknowledge (no matter how difficult) truths that I don't want to acknowledge much less accept. As I have said in earlier posts, no one likes to stare in the mirror at themselves, when the truth is staring right back at you.

Great! Now I have Michael Jackson's "Man In The Mirror" playing in my head!

5 comments:

ISRAEL CARRASCO said...

Here is a video for the theme of your posting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DzX18o-zsA

Yvonne said...

LMAO! I was actually singing the song in my head while writing my post! How funny!

Shady Del Knight said...

Don't forget Lady Di:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpcWqj31jNU

Seriously, Yvonne, you are getting it right by setting limits and boundaries. Oprah, Dr. Phil - all the experts agree. You have the right, indeed the obligation, to take care of yourself first. You can't be effective in helping friends and family with their problems if you overextend yourself to the point of burnout.

Paige said...

girl dont listen to people bitch, its your blog and you can bitch all you want!

Yvonne said...

paige -you are so right!