Whether in business or in life, anytime you give abundantly of your time, energy, and resources without receiving an equal exchange of energy or appreciation in return, you will eventually build resentment. You may think it’s due to their lack of consideration, but it’s really more about you being upset with yourself for not being able to draw stronger boundaries.
The bottom line is this. No one will value you unless you value you. Don’t make excuses for others and wait for them to show appreciation. Show appreciation for yourself. My recent Instagram post says, “Learn to love the sound of your footsteps as you walk away from that which drains you.” It may sound hard or harsh but sometimes self-empowered change is what is needed for things to reorganize at a higher level. This is a form of self care beyond bubble baths.