Self care is so important you guys.
With all that’s happening in the world, if you need to step back and just focus on yourself, that’s completely ok.
If something is upsetting you, you are not a bad person for deciding not to dwell on it for awhile.
It’s good to stay aware, but YOU ARE NOT A BAD PERSON FOR KNOWING YOUR LIMITATIONS.
And if someone makes you feel bad for not feeling bad all the time or not wanting to put yourself in harms way, THEN THEY ARE BEING RIDICULOUS. Feeling concern, sadness, and empathy are sincere things to feel when bad things happen in the world, but feeling bad ALL the time doesn’t help anything! Especially if there’s not much you can do to help.
YOU are important. If you want to help, then you need to stay healthy (mentally and physically) in order to help. If you don’t want to get hurt, then there are lots of other ways to help people, and you are CERTAINLY not a bad person for wanting to keep yourself safe.
LIMITATIONS DON’T MAKE YOU A BAD PERSON. KNOWING WHAT THEY ARE AND BEING ABLE TO FIND WAYS TO HELP WHILE NOT HURTING YOURSELF MAKES YOU STRONG.
No matter what happens to the world, you can’t make a change unless you’re healthy.