The martyr position has already been filled. I did an episode on my Prosperity TV channel about this, but the subject bears repeating. There can actually be goodness in selfishness.
If your own needs aren’t being met, you’ll be no good to anyone else. Of course we all will face situations when we choose to prioritize someone over ourselves. Parents do this all the time with their children. If you have an elderly parent or a family member with special needs, you might be conflicted at how you can handle everything for everyone. I get that.
A lot of times, there are no easy solutions. But one thing I know for sure. When you switch over to “martyr mode” and all your time and efforts are spent meeting the needs of others – you are setting yourself up for a horrific breakdown.
You have to make sure your needs are met, or you won’t be any good to anyone else. If you really want to save the world, you have to do it from your surplus; your abundance.
Make time for yourself to eat right and exercise. Make time for relaxing or hobbies. And carve out the time you need for self-development. Your job is to become the highest possible version of yourself. And when you do that, you help the whole world.