Oh the dilemma… 🤯 How to show up for a friend in need while also reserving what little you have left in the tank? Running on fumes + a friend needs to vent; maybe mother in law issues, work stuff, a kid challenge… What should you do? Do you push through + take the call? Do you meet up? Depends.
More times than not, I’ll suggest you send that call to voicemail + get yourself some rest. Why? You are not showing up as your best self for that friend when you yourself are exhausted, run down + already depleted. It’s not fair to you, or them.
The truth is, most things aren’t an emergency. It doesn’t make you a bad friend because you delay a call or text to when you’re in a better head space. It doesn’t make you uncaring or selfish if you take some time for yourself to recharge before lending an ear or some time to someone. This makes you wise, caring + selective with your energy. Don’t let the inner (old) thoughts try to tell you different. You’re allowed to show up for you before you show up for others. 🤍