Give time to others and yourself: tip for well-being in old age
Always try to help others and be generous with your time, but never forget to save time for yourself.
This tip comes from Peter’s Pondering, and I find it wise and sensible. Also, it’s not as easy as it looks: it’s a principle that we need to revisit now and then. Why this tip? Peter says:
Because we cannot live in a vacuum. We all depend on one another, even on those you do not particularly like, or get on with.
Is this the tip that fits your situation? You like it? Take it. It’s yours.
10 thoughts on “Give time to others and yourself: tip for well-being in old age”
That’s a great tip……………..Oh wait……….!!!
I’ll pass your compliments on to the writer.
For many years I was giving plenty to others. Now I am finally learning to give to myself as well
High time for a change of balance. Feeling happier?
Great advice and well worth following. If you aren’t in a good place personally you can’t properly help others.
It surely needs to be balanced, though at any given time more may be going out than coming in and vice versa.
You know best how to maintain your own equilibrium.
And I try to keep the aim of balance in mind.
I spent decades giving, particularly in a volunteer mode…then I decided it was time to stop and “stop” I did. A friend said recently “do you miss them…?” and followed up by “isn’t it time to do some more…?” I didn’t skip a beat and said “NO” and I love not having to give all my energy to the needs of others…her short reply to that “okay…” but I could see her thinking maybe I should “push her a little more…” so I got up and said “coffee…” and that changed the subject.
A nice solution. Well done. Life has its rhythms.