“The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.” ~Swedish Proverb
Helping yourself is telling people what you need, even though you’re afraid to acknowledge it.
It’s forgiving yourself for your mistakes, even though you feel like dwelling.
It’s taking responsibility for your problems, even though someone else may have played a large part in them.
It’s breaking a problem into tiny, manageable pieces, even though you feel overwhelmed.
It’s living in accordance with your values, even when they stand in the way of something you think you want.
It’s allowing yourself to dream, and then focusing on creating instead of arriving.
Every one of these choices enables you to help yourself. And when you make the effort to help yourself, you can better help other people—and the world.
What do you need to do to help yourself today, and can you start right now?
About Lori Deschene
Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha. She’s also the author of Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal, Tiny Buddha's Worry Journal, and Tiny Buddha's Inner Strength Journal and co-founder of Recreate Your Life Story, an online course that helps you let go of the past and live a life you love. For daily wisdom, join the Tiny Buddha list here. You can also follow Tiny Buddha on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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