Helping others is not always good for you.Dedicating yourself to being there for other people is without doubt a noble cause in one filled with love and good intent. It is a cause that we are encourage to do from a very early age, and one that is perceived to be of the highest order. While doing this kind of work whether it be as a job or helping our friends and family through their trials and tribulations is both honourable and very rewarding, it can also become a trap or an excuse. When we spent too much of our time dedicated to helping others heal and achieve their goals on a subconscious level it can be done to avoid having to heal ourselves and achieve our own personal goals. It’s often easier to give advice to others than ourselves and by doing so it allows us to avoid going deep into our own pain, needs and wounds.We are all familiar with the term “You can’t pull from an empty cup”, what we also need to realise is that we are the only people that can fill it. No matter how much kindness and love we receive from others if we don’t direct and channel that into our cup then it cannot be filled. Giving to others then drains us of our own love for ourselves leaving us often empty and exhausted after spending time helping others.Dedicate the time you need to develop yourself and healing your wounds. You are responsible for your peace in the heart.