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It’s vitally important to take care of yourself. Sure, helping others is beneficial in many aspects, but it is crucial to consider meeting your own needs first. Like an airplane emergency situation, it is important for you to place the drop-down oxygen mask on yourself before you attempt to assist others. A crisis development may occur, so be ready.

You can also spend personal time with the Lord to be strengthened and ready when needs arise. You are worthy of care. Do not be afraid to experience your emotions; they are the path to your soul. Emotions erupt to remind us we are alive — that we are human and that we are growing. Trust yourself enough to feel what you feel and take care of yourself emotionally too.