Remind yourself often that you are the full owner of the time in your day, the money you make, and the energy you have. As well, everything you generate from this wellspring of your life force is yours to give to whomever you choose. Your life purpose is not to subordinate yourself to the demands and expectations of others.
Rather, it is to awaken to your sacred value. If you’re overly altruistic, you’ll not only create imbalance in your life, you’ll develop resentment in the short term, and your value will depreciate in the long term. Feel better by saying no to uneven exchanges of energy. Saying “no” and feeling guilty is better than saying “yes” and feeling resentful.