stress of making others happy
Start writing a post
Student Life

For The One Who Is Trying Too Hard To Make Others Happy, All While Making Themself Sad

This goes out to the girl...

For The One Who Is Trying Too Hard To Make Others Happy, All While Making Themself Sad
Chelsea Edgar

This goes out to the girl who makes sure she is doing everything for everyone else, rather than herself. This goes out to the girl who makes sure that everyone else around her is laughing even if she isn't. This goes out to the girl who will put aside her problems in order to make sure everyone else is taken care of first. This goes out to the girl who would go to the ends the Earth to do something for someone who has screwed them over one too many times. This goes out to the girl who lets everyone walk all over her.

This goes out to the girl who would be there for you the second you asked her to be.

You're a kind-hearted soul and an angel by every means of the definition. Although you may not always receive the praise and attention that you deserve, you're appreciated by many. But sometimes, it's healthy to take a step back and realize what your undeniable kindness is doing for yourself.

Yes, it is easier said than done, but you need to understand that you may be doing so much for others, that it is taking away from what you should be doing for yourself.

The constant giving takes away time from your mental and physical health. I know you want to make everyone else around you happy, and that is okay, but you need to make sure that you are making yourself happy first.

By giving more than you receive, you will feel unwanted and underappreciated. The bar will constantly be set high because of what you do for others, but it is hard to understand that not everyone is like you. People like you are rare.

There is beauty in your selflessness and it's spectacular.

This is not meant to be telling you to stop being kind, but rather be kind to both others and yourself. If you don't want to do something because you need time to yourself then don't feel obligated. If you don't think someone deserves your heart, don't let them have it. if you don't think someone should have your presence then don't feel bad about not giving it to them.

It is time for you to take care of yourself and make sure that you are always your number one priority.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments