Even Though You May Feel Like It, You Are Not a Burden


If you always say that you feel like a burden, I know how you feel. 

You may feel like a burden in your breakup, an argument with your parents or partner, or at the job you worry about quitting. 

You may tell your friends or partner that they aren’t a burden to emphasize with them. But somehow, even though you can see that everyone else in your life isn’t a burden, you can’t seem to apply the same logic to yourself. 

You feel like you become too attached too quickly in romantic relationships and friendships. You feel like you annoy your friends. When your loved ones don’t respond, you worry that you said something wrong. Because you feel like a burden, you don’t think that you belong. 

But if you feel like you’re a burden, you’re not alone. As a matter of fact, I feel burdensome, too.

Because I feel this way, I worry that other people can easily toss me aside, even though deep down, I know that’s not true. I know that my friends and family love me, but sometimes my mental health gets in the way of seeing the truth. Sometimes my thoughts become so overwhelming that I think that my friends and family hate me. I worry that I’m a burden to them, not a ray of sunshine. 

But someone who often feels burdensome, I know that you are not a burden

Your loved ones are lucky to know you because you bring so much light to their lives. You don’t just take up space – you make the world a better place for everyone who knows you. You’re a wonderful person with dreams, ambitions, and goals. You’re  full of life and have so much talent and knowledge to share with the world. 

You’re a worthy person with a story to share. Your brain may tell you otherwise and overthink everything you think that you are, but you deserve to take up space. You are not a burden.

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