I hope you’re doing well today. I am, even though I happened to fall asleep on the couch last night (usually that messes up my back REAL BAD).
Today’s another good day. Feels like it’s more routine now to wake up in a good mood rather than a bad mood. What do I attribute that to? Well, you lot know I attribute a lot of my mental health successes to this blog, my support system, and remaining aware. However, helping people provides an extra boost to my overall mental health. Why? Well, I finally have the mental capacity to help others without ME in mind. It’s finally getting to the point where it’s selfless help rather than “pat me on the back for helping” help. There’s a difference.
So what’s allowed me to help more freely without keeping myself in the picture? I don’t quite know. That’s what I’m trying to figure out. I think it’s just becoming more and more natural the more I stay aware and the more I practice.
Everyone tells us we can do anything we put our minds to. I don’t believe that one bit, but I like the general sentiment of the statement. And we can do PLENTY that we put our minds to, just not all. Helping others selflessly is one thing I put my mind to and it’s starting to finally come together. Do I still feel good when I help people? Yes, but I’m trying to eliminate the self from helping others, so that needs to change.
I don’t know if I confused you here. I hope I didn’t. If you have questions, please feel free to comment below. I love chatting with you lot!
I wish you well. Try not to beat the shit out of yourself.
2 thoughts on “Helping People Selflessly”
Oh yeah, there are definitely limits to what we can do, but I always believe that reframing that saying really does help. I believe that we can always CHOOSE to do anything we put our minds to. So smiling when you’re feeling down, working hard when all you want to do that day is to watch Netflix, or to take that step even though you’re full of fear.
We’re pretty limitless that way.
Anyway, thanks for this post!
Stuart, I absolutely love the way you think. We are pretty damn limitless, aren’t we? It’s all about being and STAYING aware of that.