To show concern and extend care to others may just be the best thing you can do in this world. It can also give the most amazing feeling. Yet since helping out is far from being a walk in the park, even the most passionate philanthropists get tired sometimes. The consequences for fatigue can affect your ability to show genuine concern for others. After all, it would be close to impossible to properly care for anyone if you are not feeling your best. Thus, if you are a bit weary from trying to make a difference in this world, it may be time to indulge in some self-care:
Seek assistance if necessary.
No one is requiring you to carry the world on your shoulder. Effective altruism is mostly a product of active teamwork so you are welcome to ask for help when needed. Your load may also be lighter if you let someone know that your hands are full. You may also reap better results if you focus on small tasks at a time rather than trying to do many things at once.
It may be a bit challenging to spread love if you are wallowing in misery. This highlights the importance of keeping yourself happy if you wish to create a positive impact on the people you are helping. So as you remain steadfast in your altruistic endeavors, do not forget to spend time on things that give you joy. Take some time-off if you need to or indulge in your hobbies. Remind yourself that you are doing a good job so give yourself a reward.
Listen to your body.
Helping others is supposed to improve the quality of your life so it should not lead to pain or sickness. So when you are already having some aches and pains from working too hard, you take action to find relief such as visiting a physician for a physical check-up. Take care of yourself by watching out for signs that you are already pushing yourself to the limit. Self-care also includes eating nutritious dishes and maintaining a healthy weight.
Philanthropy may be rewarding but it also demands a lot of your time and energy. The exhaustion you may feel from altruism can dim your willingness to continue doing it. Yet, resigning from doing good deeds will be a big loss as the world certainly needs more selfless people. To keep your giving spirit flowing, maybe all you need to do is stop for a while and take a break.